This October is Fall Car Care Month as the non-profit organization, Car Care Council reminds us. As your auto repair experts at your local auto shop, we’d like to remind you that we are here to provide you information and educational tips that can help you better understand your car and save you money through preventative maintenance and education.

Car CareThe Car Care Council in honor of this upcoming Fall Car Care Month will be putting on a number of seminars and workshops in order to better educate car owners about how to care for that huge hunk of metal, that massive machine which is one of the most indispensable parts of their lives. In the spirit of this educational drive, those of us at Fort Collins Foreign Car Service, your local auto shop, want to bring you some car care tips stolen repurposed from the Car Car Council website.

One of the coolest things that we found on the organization’s web page is the ABC acronym of car care. This easy-to-remember mantra shows that keeping your car running smoothly and warding off a potentially expensive auto repair, really is as easy as ABC. A stands for “always follow a vehicle preventative maintenance plan”, something we have advocated ad nauseum through this blog and our interactions with customers.

 B is for “be sure to have your car inspected when you suspect there is a problem”. Again, this is too true. Nobody likes shelling out for an auto repair, but the longer you wait, the more you run the risk of breaking down on the highway or causing a bigger issue that will be more expensive. As in most things, procrastination is usually not the best solution. That brings us to C.

C stands for “correct the problem to help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down away from home.” Again, this is just common sense, but it is important to bring your car in for a diagnosis and get that auto repair done at your local auto shop, if you don’t want to cause a bigger problem down the road (and possibly strand yourself on the side of the road).

So, in the spirit of Fall Car Care Month, which is quickly upon us, make sure to follow the ABCs and save yourself money and hassle this fall by keeping your car running smoothly. And, if you need to come in for an auto repair, don’t forget us at Fort Collins Foreign Car Service.