Posted: Oct 2, 2012 8:20 PM by AAA
AAA invites Montana State University students and the Bozeman public to receive free 40-point vehicle inspections and Child Passenger Safety inspections at AAA's Car Care event on Saturday, October 6 at the MSU campus in the F parking lot located between the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and Bobcat Stadium from 9AM to 1PM.
"Winter in Montana is not for the faint of heart," says AAA Spokeswoman Kaelyn Kelly. "The extreme cold is difficult on people, let alone on our vehicles. Getting a vehicle prepared for the harsh conditions to come helps ensure it will continue to run smoothly and safely in the cold and snowy months ahead."
At the Car Care event, AAA Approved Auto Repair shop technicians check for a variety of things under the hood, including lubricant and fluid levels, belt and pump wear, and hose leaks. They also inspect the vehicle's lights, tire pressure and tread, and wiper blade wear. Each inspection takes between 15 and 20 minutes. Technicians then make a recommendation to the vehicle owner on any fixes that should be completed before winter. AAA Auto Glass technicians will also be on hand to perform free windshield rock chip repairs.
"AAA is grateful for this opportunity to thank the Bozeman community for being such a great place to do business," says Kelly. "We also want to show our friends and neighbors how thankful we are to work here, play here and raise our families here. We want to keep our community safe, and hope these inspections will help with that."
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will also be available to provide safety seat inspections and to talk to caregivers about how to keep their little ones safe on the road.
"The purpose of the CPS checks is to keep the precious cargo inside the vehicle as safe as possible by teaching caregivers how to properly install their child safety seats," says Kelly. "Nearly three out of four seats are installed incorrectly, but in a lot of cases a few minor changes can help ensure the car seat will function as intended in the event of a crash."