Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Don’t Drip & Drive! Free workshops offer oil-leak inspections

By Justine Asohmbom, communication & education

It's summertime once again! Before that big road trip, or even for everyday errands, stop and ask: Is my car reliable? Does it drip? Not even sure what to check and how to do it? Wish you could learn how to make sure your vehicle gets the basic preventive and corrective servicing that can keep it reliable and safe? Or, just want a second opinion about an issue with your car?

We have GOOD NEWS for you!

Free workshops with oil-leak inspections.

Yes, that’s right, it’s FREE!!!

If you’re like me, what’s under the hood or and under the car is a puzzlement. So, when I tried one of these workshops, it shined a light that gave me a real understanding, for the first time, of my own car. In addition to a leak check, I also learned why it pays to lavish a bit of attention to your ride, to avoid the heartbreak and unexpected expense of car problems down the road.

Watch this video to hear what other participants had to say about the free workshops.

Sign up at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/fixcarleaks.html

A leaky car is not reliable, because whatever is dripping out should really be in part of the car doing its job there. A leak is often a sign of trouble, so it’s worth knowing what’s leaking, where it’s coming from and what you can do about it.

A thorough inspection of your car – like the one you get at our free workshop! – is a sensible way to avoid being stranded at the side of the road, facing the unexpected expense of emergency repair. Yes, you may have to shell out for maintenance, but that’s always less than fixing-when-it-breaks. For me, that’s peace of mind.

So, we say “fix that leak!” because it extends the life of your car, saves you money in the long run, and protects Puget Sound. That’s a triple win! Add up the little drips and leaks from all our vehicles and they release 7 million quarts of motor oil into the Puget Sound basin every year.

“Don’t Drip & Drive” Free Auto Leaks Workshops are a partnership between the Washington Department of Ecology, Seattle Public Utilities, Renton Technical College, Shoreline Community College, South Seattle Community College and West Seattle High School.

Space is limited.

Register today at: www.fixcarleaks.org

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