AKRON — This Memorial Day, Goodyear will offer former and active military members free car care checks and reduced costs services at its retail stores, in partnership with Honor and Remember, a military support organization.
Military customers who schedule an appointment at either JustTires.com/military or GoodyearAutoService.com/military between May 23-27 for any service rendered by June 13 will receive a free car care check and 10% off Goodyear-brand tires, the Akron-based tire maker said.
The discount can be used in conjunction with other manufacturers' rebates that are available to all customers. Goodyear operates 487 Goodyear Auto Service and 82 Just Tires outlets.
Additionally, for the first 2,000 free car care checks scheduled, Goodyear will make a $5 donation to Honor and Remember, a military support organization dedicated to honoring the memory of fallen service men and women and their families.
"Through support from partners like Goodyear, we send a specific national message of appreciation, bringing attention to the importance of recognizing our fallen heroes and their families," George Lutz, founder of Honor and Remember, said in a statement.
"We're grateful for Goodyear's commitment to help us remember that freedom comes at a price as we leave a lasting visual legacy, perpetually remembering the men and women who gave all for America and the families they left behind."
Goodyear has a decades-old connection to the U.S. Military, making tires and other equipment for service men and women and building blimps for the Navy during World War I and II.
Today, the company said it continues support the military, employing more than 250 classified military members at Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires stores nationwide.
"Goodyear's deep respect and support for the military is central to who we are and who we have always been," said Justin Reyes, a U.S. Army veteran and Goodyear Auto Service store manager in Rome, Ga.
Honor and Remember said its mission is to recognize the sacrifice of America's military fallen service members and their families by paying tribute to all military lives lost, not only while serving on active duty but also as a result of serving.
The primary vehicle for perpetual recognition is the Honor and Remember Flag, which is intended to fly continuously as a tangible and visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms.