TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– A number of Terre Haute auto shops are teaming up this weekend for a free car care clinic that benefits a good cause.
The NAPA Auto Car Clinic has become an annual staple in the community to mark National Car Care Awareness Month, which falls in October. Technicians from a variety of different providers will set up shop at gas pumps in the Baesler’s Parking lot on Saturday, Sep. 30th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Steve Finzel, the owner of Finzel’s Mastertech, said they will provide a number of services for drivers who stop by.
“Check all their fluids under the hood, and we’re also going to have a car check lane where they can come over, air tires up, we can top off their fluids as needed, and talk about any questions or concerns they may have and how they should handle those car issues and problems they aren’t sure how to go about,” he said.
Each year, they benefit a different charity in the community. The selection this time around is Catholic Charities Terre Haute, who will be on hand for the event.
Finzel said he always enjoys seeing local businesses come together– and he also appreciates the support that they have received from local residents.
“We’re all automotive guys and obviously we’re all very busy. To pull off an event or have someone who organizes event, we’re car guys, we’re really not event planners,” he said. We’d like to see this event grow bigger than it has gotten, but every year it seems we get more and more traffic with people coming out and taking advantage [of the opportunity] and asking some of the basic things, like I don’t know how to check my oil. Where’s my spare tire, how do I put a car seat in? All different kinds of things.”