The Car Care Council supports two months each year to bring attention to the importance of car care and preventative maintenance. These months are National Car Care Month in April and Fall Car Care Month in October.
April is National Car Care Month! Why April? In April, as winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips! National Car Care Month reminds you to take care of any issues that may have occurred or been ignored during winter.
Spring driving brings its own hazards in Florida such as slick, wet roads. It is important to make sure your tires, brakes and windshield wipers are ready for the rain. Florida’s rainy season can begin in late May or early June. The Florida Department of Transportation suggests Florida motorists use this month to check over these items on their vehicles, as well as others that contribute to a safe drive. Many car and tire shops can inspect these items, as well as others, as a courtesy. Also, there may be community events in April in observance of Car Care Month.
The Florida Department of Transportation also suggests drivers use this month to familiarize themselves with the Florida 511 Traveler Information System. This powerful tool puts information in the hands of drivers to ensure a safer and more efficient trip. It includes 3,200 live traffic views, a website, mobile apps for Apple and Android devices, turn-by-turn driving instructions and a choice of routes, and other features all to provide vital information about conditions on Florida roads affecting motor vehicle travel.