5 Easy Ways to Show Your Car You Care During National Car Care Month

Posted by  //  March 31, 2014  //  Allstate, Articles

National Car Care Month is in April – find out the best way to keep your car safe, clean, and ready for the warmer weather.

April is here, and while many of us use the opportunity to go outside for fresh air or clean up the house, it’s also the perfect time to make sure your family cars are in their best condition. And the extra attention isn’t just good for your wallet – it’s also going to help the environment, as well as your fellow drivers. The Car Care Council has designated April as National Car Care Month as a way to remind drivers to make sure their vehicles are in road-ready shape!

The Car Care Council aims to spread awareness that better car maintenance has several benefits, including cleaner air, energy conservation, safer roads, and consumer savings. Better car maintenance can save money, improve safety, and reduce pollution.

“It is always very important to give your vehicle a once-over before driving,” stated Jaclyn Darrohn, Allstate Spokesperson for New York. “Checking your battery, engine, brakes, tire pressure, coolant, transmission, and windshield washer fluids before driving long distances is essential. Also, always make sure mirrors and seats are adjusted and seat belts are working properly. “

The Car Care Council recommends the following maintenance tips for spring:

  1. Check every fluid. There are several fluids that require attention on a periodic basis including power steering, engine oil, brake and transmission fluids, windshield washer fluid, and antifreeze. For maximum engine life, change the oil and filter every three months or 3,000 miles, or as directed in your owner’s manual. Use specified oil grade and weight.
  2. Check hoses and belts. A belt that fails can affect the electrical system, air conditioning and power steering, as well as the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorated from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  3. Check the tires. Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.
  4. Check the brakes. Now is a good time to check the entire system, including brake linings, rotors and drums.
  5. Change the wiper blades. Replace every six months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering.

And now that National Car Care month is here, Darrohn also suggests an additional check on your auto insurance policy, making sure that everything is up to date with the most current features.

For More information and a new quote please call Shirley Eizember, Pinckney Insurance Agency, 41 Port Watson St, Cortland New York. 607-756-8505

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®.

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