ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 6, 2015) — Participating members of the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association's Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) will offer free brake safety inspections during Brake Safety Awareness Month in August.
The free brake safety awareness inspections will provide motorists with a free check of the thickness of their vehicles' brake pads and linings, plus an opportunity to learn proper brake system care and vehicle maintenance, according to MAP.
Industry research shows most drivers do not know enough about proper brake system care. This free brake care event will help drivers become more aware of the importance of checking their brakes, the association said.
“We welcome all drivers to come and learn firsthand about proper brake system and vehicle care,” said MAP President Joe Henmueller. “And August is a perfect time to have your car's brakes inspected.
“In a few weeks, the back-to-school driving routine begins. Soon, Mom and Dad are either shuttling students with full schedules, or maybe sending their teenager off to college in an older family vehicle. Then, before you realize it, the holidays and winter are lurking around the corner. Checking brake condition and ensuring brake safety now offers peace of mind.”
Consumers can find a participating MAP facility in their area by visiting MAP's website.