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Champion® Reminds Consumers to Be Proactive about Vehicle Maintenance

Check that Your Car is Road-Ready for the Continuing Warm Weather and Challenging Driving Conditions

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is winding down, and now is the time to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the fall. As the heat, humidity and other severe driving conditions linger, now is the perfect time to inspect and maintain your vehicles for optimum performance. For a wide range of issues that affect your car's performance and comfort, Champion® can help. As one of the most well-recognized brands in the aftermarket industry, Champion offers a full product line that includes filters, batteries and lighting, in addition to its iconic spark plugs.

Champion® Maintenance Products

It's been established that drivers who perform routine maintenance on their vehicles do so to keep them in peak operating condition. Motorists who follow the manufacturers' recommended vehicle maintenance schedules are taking major steps toward extending the lives of their cars, especially in harsh driving environments. By the end of the summer, most cars and trucks will need upkeep, whether it be new tires; new spark plugs; an oil change; a new battery; brakes; or new cabin air filter. Champion is your go-to brand for many of these products.

"Champion offers so much more than just spark plugs, and has evolved throughout the years to become a full-service provider of products for vehicle maintenance, all designed to help consumers improve vehicle performance and reliability," said Rebecca Mahan, director, brand marketing.  "Even if your car is a newer model, regular driving conditions will take a toll on vehicle systems.  Motorists can trust that the quality Champion products they choose will help them get the best performance from their vehicles."

Cars and trucks are not the only things that require end-of-summer maintenance. Consumers should also inspect their boats, go-karts, golf cars, lawn mowers, and other lawn equipment for signs of wear and tear. Champion provides a wide variety of products for many different applications, not just light- and heavy-duty vehicle use.

"Today, consumers have the opportunity to install a wide-range of Champion products not only on their cars and trucks, but also on their recreational vehicles and equipment," concluded Mahan.  "From boats to golf carts to chain saws, Champion has the right product for consumers to get the most out of their machines."  

Additionally, a full line of Champion-branded merchandise, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other lifestyle items, is available for purchase at the brand store.  To learn more about Champion, please visit www.championautoparts.com. Follow the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/championparts, Twitter (www.twitter.com/championparts), and Instagram (www.instagram.com/championparts).    

About DRiVTM - the future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following Tenneco Inc.'s (TEN) expected separation to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company (DRiV™) as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, DRiV will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies. DRiV's principal product brands will feature Monroe®Öhlins®, Walker®, Clevite® Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Ferodo®, Champion® and others. DRiV would have 2018 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 54% of those revenues from aftermarket and 46% from original equipment customers.

Safe Harbor
This release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements relating to our plans to separate into two independent public companies.  Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from those described in the forward-looking statements, including the possibility that Tenneco may not complete the spin-off of the Aftermarket & Ride Performance business from the Powertrain Technology business (or achieve some or all of the anticipated benefits of such a spin-off); the possibility that the acquisition of Federal-Mogul or the separation may have an adverse impact on existing arrangements with Tenneco, including those related to transition, manufacturing and supply services and tax matters; the ability to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers or other business partners; the risk that the benefits of the acquisition of Federal-Mogul or the separation, including synergies, may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the risk that the acquisition of Federal-Mogul or the separation may not advance Tenneco's business strategy; the risk that Tenneco may experience difficulty integrating all employees or operations; the potential diversion of Tenneco management's attention resulting from the separation; as well as the risk factors and cautionary statements included in Tenneco's periodic and current reports (Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K) filed from time to time with the SEC. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Unless otherwise indicated, the forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date of this communication, and, except as required by law, Tenneco does not undertake any obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to publicly disclose revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements. Additional information regarding these risk factors and uncertainties is detailed from time to time in the company's SEC filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

CONTACT:
Karen Shulhan (DRiV) – 248.354.4383
karen.shulhan@fmmotorparts.com

Drew Shippy (Pinnacle Media) – 330.688.3500
drew@pinnmedia.com

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