AKRON (Oct. 11, 2001)—Goodyear's more than 1,800 Gemini Automotive Care outlets will host free car care clinics during October, designated National Car Care Month by the Car Care Council.
"As a member of the Port Clinton, Ohio-based council,” said Gemini Marketing Manager Doug Whittington, “we believe in the group's mission to educate consumers about the importance of vehicle maintenance. Our intention with the clinics is to provide some basic information that allows the consumer to speak the language of auto care.”
Mr. Whittington said the clinics are not designed to transform the attendees into automotive technicians in one evening, but provide them with a basic understanding of today's vehicles. “Knowledge is a wonderful thing,” he said, “and we feel automotive knowledge can truly make consumers feel more at ease with their next visit to an auto care facility.”
Gemini clinics will provide mini courses in preventive maintenance, covering such subjects as:
*the location and operation of major automotive systems,
*what to look for when searching for an automotive service provider,
*introductions to the vehicle computer systems,
*vehicle warning signs
*routine maintenance practices, and
*handling emergency situations.