AKRON (Oct. 24, 2013) — Goodyear is planning to hold monthly car care clinics at its 600-plus Goodyear Auto Service Center locations, starting in October to coincide with Fall Car Care Month.
Each month, Goodyear will host at least one car care clinic in each of its 36 districts across the country, the tire maker said. Clinics will be led by a Goodyear store or service manager.
The clinics are free and open to the public. Topics include:
- Tire Care — learning the basics of tire wear, maintenance, inflation and how to change a flat tire;
- Under the hood — demonstrations on how to check vehicle fluids and inspect belts and hoses;
- Electrical — inspecting lights, changing fuses and jump-starting a battery; and
- Under the body — a detailed explanation of items under the vehicle, such as shock absorbers, brakes and exhaust systems.
"Everyone can benefit from a basic understanding of automotive maintenance," said John Peer, vice president and general manager, Goodyear Retail. "Goodyear is committed to helping drivers understand how their vehicles work. We believe the more informed the consumer, the better the car care experience will be for everyone involved."
Goodyear said it has teamed up with the Car Care Council — a non-profit organization operated by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association — to help car owners take an active role in maintaining their vehicles.
"The Car Care Council is extremely pleased to work with Goodyear in hosting car care clinics at its retail outlets across the country," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Goodyear's goal of educating consumers about the importance of automotive service and maintenance reinforces the ongoing efforts of our 'Be Car Care Aware' consumer education campaign."
More information can be found online at www.carcare.org.