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Fall: Tires and Auto Supplies
"The first is in April, which is National Car Care Month. Then in fall, we have Fall Car Care Month," says Lauren Fix, host of DIY Network's "Talk2DIY Automotive. During April and October you can find promotions such as buy three tires, get one free. Or maybe they'll offer free roadside hazard warnings. Also, depending on the time of year, you can find things such as free oil changes at certain service places or a free checkup of liquids and vital systems at no charge in order to make you safer on the road," says Fix. The Car Care Council established both months to increase awareness of car maintenance in preparation for summer and winter. "The Car Care Council 9 out of 10 vehicles that are on the road today have something wrong with them."