AKRON (Oct. 23, 2013) — October is Fall Car Care Month, and Goodyear said it plans to help educate consumers by hosting scheduled car care clinics across its national network of more than 600 Goodyear Auto Service Center locations.
Each month, the Akron-based tire manufacturer said it will host at least one car care clinic in each of its 36 districts across the country. Clinics will be led by a Goodyear store or service manager.
The clinics are free and open to the public, and 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 your vehicle's 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 (AAIA)—to help car owners take a proactive 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.