For Immediate Release
Contact: Beth Gorman (520) 740-3343
Fall National Car Care Month Celebrated Locally
Tucson, Arizona (October 2, 2007) – In celebration of the Fall National Car Care Month, the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s Clean Air Program is holding a Free Car Care Check-up at Pima Community College Downtown Campus west parking lot (near Speedway and Stone) on Saturday, October 13th. The Automotive Service Association is co-sponsoring the event along with Pima Community College, and volunteers from local automotive repair shops and other agencies will provide the check-ups. The purpose of the event is to encourage good car maintenance for a healthier environment. Qualified volunteers will perform safety, under-the-hood, tire, and emissions checks on vehicles from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The checks include hoses, belts, fluids, lubricants, tire pressure and tread depth, exterior lights and general safety inspections.
In addition, the Tucson/Pima County Household Hazardous Waste Program will provide a free collection of unwanted household hazardous waste such as pool chemicals, pesticides, automotive fluids, paints, and solvents.
Volunteers from the Automotive Service Association, Pima Community College Automotive Program, Jack Furrier’s Western Tire Centers, and others will staff the under-the-hood, tires, emission testing, gas cap, and safety stations. Similar evaluations could cost about $60 if done by an auto repair shop. Participants in the Car Care Check-up will receive a free status check-sheet of many items on their vehicle to use for preventive maintenance, and will have a chance to win a free set of tires from Jack Furriers Western Tire. The Car Care Check-up will be held in the west parking lot at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, entering at Speedway and 11th Avenue, west of Stone Avenue. For more information please contact the PDEQ Clean Air Program at 740-3118 or visit www.deq.pima.gov.