Free car care month event in Baltimore area features 40-point vehicle check, free windshield chip repair

Automotive expertise doesn’t come cheap, but AAA Mid-Atlantic is giving it away during October for National Car Care Month.

It’s a perfect time for Maryland motorists, both AAA members and non-members alike, to:
• Prolong vehicle reliability
• Increase performance
• Potentially save hundreds of dollars on a big repair bill

“Our intention is to help motorists navigate these tough economic times with their cars intact,” said Ragina C. Averella, Manager of Public & Government Affairs at AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Our free events are a perfect opportunity to get solid, expert car care advice at a time when many of us can’t afford an unreliable car.”

Throughout October, AAA Mid-Atlantic is providing a series of free 40-Point Car Care check-ups throughout the region. Additionally, the auto club is offering free windshield chip repair through its Mobile Auto Glass Service at nearly a dozen Car Care events, including one in the Baltimore area at: Wawa convenience store, 8731 Pulaski Highway (between I-695 and Rossville Blvd.), Rosedale, Md. 21237 on October 13 from 8-10:30 a.m.

The timing is just right: The American car fleet has never been older, and more and more motorists are neglecting routine maintenance, leaving cars more susceptible than ever to breakdowns and costly repairs.

AAA Mid-Atlantic’s free 40-Point check-up includes the following, as well as many others:
• Power steering, transmission and brake fluid levels
• Inspection of belts and pulleys
• Radiator, defroster and heater
• Tires and battery

After AAA’s experts complete the free 40-Point check-up, motorists will receive advice and a diagnostic report documenting issues identified by AAA automotive experts.

Find event locations and times for AAA Mid-Atlantic’s entire region here. Motorists who cannot attend an event still can locate a participating AAA Approved Auto Repair Shop to make an appointment for their free 40-Point check.

AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Car Care events are for all motorists, not just AAA members. Motorists seeking more information should call 1-866-MEMBERS, or e-mail AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Follow the Car Care campaign on Twitter: @CarCareMonth, and at AAA’s Cars & Driving blog.

AAA Mid-Atlantic is based in Wilmington, Del., and serves nearly four million members in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with personal insurance, financial, automotive and travel services through 53 retail branches, regional operations centers and the Internet.