ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 1, 2016) — Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) members will be marking Brake Safety Awareness Month in August by offering free brake safety inspections.
MAP is the educational/outreach program of the Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association.
Participating auto service facilities across the U.S. will be offering motorists a free check of the thickness of their brake pads and linings, along with an education on proper brake system care and vehicle maintenance.
“We welcome all drivers to come and learn firsthand about proper brake system and vehicle care,” said Joe Henmueller, MAP president. “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.”
Motorists can find a local participating MAP facility at www.motorist.org.