(NAPSA) - Cash for Clunkers was a popular trade-in program, but it was not an option everyone could take advantage of, either because these motorists did not own cars that qualified as clunkers or they could not afford to buy a new car. For those who did not opt for this program, the best economic alternative is to keep your current vehicle running as efficiently as possible. Over a four-year period, the savings difference in keeping a car over buying a new one can add up to $10,000, say experts at the Car Care Council. To ensure reliability and safety and extend vehicle life, the council recommends these preventive auto maintenance steps:
The Car Care Council is the source of information for the Be Car Care Aware consumer education campaign, promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council's "Car Care Guide" or for more information, visit www.carcare.org
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