To Rebound from 2009’s Automotive Obstacles,Consumers Can Save Money and Reduce Stress with Simple Driving Resolutions

HUNT VALLEY, MD — (Jan 6, 2010) —  CARCHEX, the industry-leading provider for extended service protection and national mobile vehicle inspections, along with spokesman Pat Goss, America’s trusted mechanic and segment host on TV’s MotorWeek, today showcased drivers’ three most important New Year’s resolutions to take control, save money and reduce stress in 2010.

Says CARCHEX CEO Jason Goldsmith, “2009 was a tumultuous year for the automotive industry given the major automaker bankruptcies, Cash for Clunkers and thousands of dealerships closing around the country. We saw more drivers keeping their older cars on the road, and our resolutions help drivers make sure they’re running properly.”Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack

  1. Be Proactive with Preventative Maintenance
    “Get in the habit of popping the hood regularly,” says Pat Goss. “The owner’s manual will give you a list of things that you can inspect yourself. At least once a month, perform the check-it-yourself items listed in your owner’s manual. It’s as easy as two and a half to three minutes per month. Don’t wait for something big to happen and don’t wait for a warning light to come on. Warning lights and service reminders are there as a last line of defense; they should not be considered your primary source for information.”
  2. Extended Service Protection Plans”
    “Taking just one stressor away can improve your quality of life,” says Pat Goss. “Imagine being able to remove the stress of major car repairs from your life. Repairs are expensive including parts, labor and testing. And much more than just engines and transmissions break. There are many other systems that go wrong and believe me, they will. An extended service protection plan will insulate you from these unforeseen costs and hopefully reduce some stress this New Year.”
  3. “Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst”
    “Every year I remind myself to manage expectations,” says Pat Goss. “It’s a philosophy that’s served me well and one that should be applied to how you care for your car: hope for the best but plan for the worst. By planning for the worst, or what I call ‘pessimistic maintenance,’ you take care of little problems before they become big ones and you guarantee a longer lasting, more economical car.”

CARCHEX is the premier provider of direct-to-consumer automotive products and services including auto warranty, pre-purchase inspections, auto insurance, auto financing and car buying. The company serves as a consumer advocate throughout all stages of the car buying, selling and ownership process. Protecting automotive consumers for over 14 years and providing exceptional customer service has translated into an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about CARCHEX and to Get Protected, visit