What is the Car Care News Service?
The purpose of the Car Care News Service is to “Provide informative content for motorists who care about cleaner air, safer highways, peak performance, reduced operating cost, and a satisfying ownership experience”. The CCNS has operated continuously, since 1964, as a leading vehicle care information resource.
We accomplish this through a variety of content distribution methods including: this web site, our CCNS Blog, RSS feeds, pick-up by leading media content aggregators, search engine optimization, and the top social media networks.
100% of our content relates to vehicle maintenance, repair, and enhancement, and is focused on consumers.
All of our material is copyright free and offered at no cost. We do request acknowledgement, as a source, when possible.
Why is it important?
Each year, more than 5% of all vehicle accidents are caused by unperformed vehicle maintenance. These accidents result in 2,600 deaths, 100,000 disabling injuries and a financial cost of over $2 billion.
The good news is that simple and inexpensive steps such as properly inflating tires, securing gas caps, and routine check-ups can increase vehicle safety, benefit the environment, preserve precious energy resources, reduce cost of ownership, and help to protect the value of the motorist’s investment.
Who Do We Serve?
- Print Publications
- Web Publications
- Content Aggregators
- PR Content Syndicates
- Broadcast Producers
- Web Site Designers and Content Managers
- Social Media Networks
- Automotive Parts and Service Dealers & Distributors
- Newsletter Editors - Automotive & Non-automotive
- Industry Trade Associations
- Automotive Enthusiast Groups
- University Student Publications
- Vehicle Owners
What is the Automotive Aftermarket?
The motor vehicle aftermarket industry is one of the largest US employers and contributes 2.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It encompasses all products and services purchased for light and heavy duty vehicles after the original sale, including replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, appearance products, service repairs, as well as the tools and equipment necessary to make the repair.
The Automotive Aftermarket represents:
- $247.8 billion in annual sales (2.5% of GDP)
- More than $60 billion in annual unperformed vehicle maintenance
- 2.6% of the workforce (3.7 million jobs)
- 11th largest contributor to the GDP
What are the Benefits to Vehicle Owners?
- Reduced operating cost
- Better performance
- Lower emissions
- Less energy consumption
- Increased safety
- Positive ownership experience
Who Pays for this “Free” Service?
The cost to create, engineer, and maintain the Car Care News Service is underwritten by many forward-thinking corporate sponsors and leading industry trade associations.