Have you ever been stranded on the highway with two kids in the car, a steaming engine and no clue what to do next?
Or have you noticed this strange looking light on the dash that looks like a “U” with and “!” inside it, and had no clue what it meant?
Bratz Tire Pros in Palestine is ready to answer all those questions and many more during its first ever Women’s Car Care Clinic set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the shop, located at 508 N. Elm St. across from the Palestine Herald-Press.
The free clinic offers ladies as well as new or inexperienced drivers a lesson in car care, covering topics like how to check tire pressure and tire tread, what’s under the hood, when and how to check the oil, how brakes work, shock absorbers and struts, warning lights, what items to have in the car if it should break down and what regular maintenance is really necessary.
“We plan on working with each person on their own vehicle, and answering questions about their car,” Bratz Tire Pros owner Joe Brooks said. “There will be an open forum for questions.”
According to Brooks, the idea for the clinic came from his own experiences with customers at Bratz and from his concern about them feeling safe on the road.
“Ladies and young drivers come by not knowing anything about their vehicles,” he said. “It is my hope that offering this clinic will give them the knowledge and confidence they need when out on the road.
“We want to help women feel better about driving and answer all their questions.”
Those who wish to attend are asked to sign up by 5:30 p.m. Monday at the shop or by calling 903-729-0121. There will be free refreshments and giveaways.
For more information about Bratz Tire Pros, visit www.BratzTirePros.com.
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