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Everyone knows that a clean car seems to run better — possibly because someone who cares what their car looks like also tends to its mechanical needs. April is one of two National Car Care months this year, the other is in October. This month was chosen to make sure the ravages of winter have not compromised the safety of your car — and October is to look your car over so it’s ready for next winter. The goal is to make drivers more aware of keeping their cars in good running order for both safety and better mileage. Across the U.S., there are over 165,000 auto repair shops, whose 877,000 employees help keep your car or truck on the road. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <>.