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Does Our Industry Need Another Event?

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on May 19, 2014

So, does our industry need or want another trade show?

Celebrate National Car Care Month

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on March 18, 2014

While those of us in the auto care industry consider every month car care month, April is the official National Car Care Month according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

Keywords: be car care aware

Grab Your Passport: We’re Going Global

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on February 25, 2014
Never before has it been so abundantly clear that our association’s programs and initiatives reach far beyond the borders of the United States.

It’s Tool Time: National Car Care Month

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on March 19, 2013
The council has a new industry-specific section of its website, www.carcare.org/industry-tool-box/, called the Industry Tool Box. Designed exclusively for aftermarket industry businesses, it provides the tools, materials, resources and how-to information needed to get started in helping educate consumers about the benefits of regular vehicle maintenance, care and repair.
Keywords: be car care aware

A Toast to the Automotive Aftermarket

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on December 18, 2012

As aftermarket professionals, we all know how much cheaper it is to drive than to fly, and how vital it is to winterize, and why you should always do a pre-trip vehicle check – and thanks to your industry’s consumer education campaign “Be Car Care Aware,” the motoring public is learning the importance of these things too. 

Celebrate YOUR Industry During National Car Care Month!

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on April 05, 2012

Happy National Car Care Month, everyone! April is the center of celebration in our industry, and we invite you to join the industry-wide party by participating in the Car Care Council’s “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign during National Car Care Month!

Keywords: be car care aware

Rising Gas Prices – Here We Go Again

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on February 21, 2012

Newspaper headlines, local and national television and radio news broadcasts and the Internet are once again warning of record high gas prices with dire predictions of the impact on everyday life and the overall economy. 

Keywords: be car care aware