Help stave off those costly mechanic repairs with a free 41-point vehicle inspection courtesy of Rend Lake College and NAPA Auto Parts.
In celebration of National Car Care Month in October, Rend Lake College's Automotive Technology program will hold a free 41-point vehicle inspection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at NAPA Auto Parts, 1000 S. 45th St., Mt. Vernon. Hot dogs and refreshments will be provided by Mt. Vernon NAPA, and participants can register to win door prizes. Donations will be accepted for YMCA of Jefferson County.
Stop by and let the professional technicians identify opportunities for you to improve your vehicle's gas mileage, enhance performance, increase safety and reduce emissions.
These free inspections include checking fluid levels, tires, lights and other system components. After the inspection is completed, volunteer technicians review any discrepancies with the motorist and provide information about proper vehicle maintenance and repair. The goal of check lanes is to help motorists learn how to "Be Car Care Aware."
National Car Care Month is a nationwide effort to focus motorists' attention on the importance of vehicle care and maintenance. During National Car Care Month, many repair facilities and auto parts stores join local businesses, civic groups, radio stations and others to sponsor free vehicle check-ups.
The Car Care Event is part of partnership of the Car Care Council and the Automotive Parts and Service Association of Illinois. For more information about National Car Care Month, please visit www.carcare.org or www.apsail.com.