Get a Free Inspection During August's Brake Safety Month and Avoid Unwanted Surprises!
Do you, like many vehicle owners, wait for your brakes to start grinding or the brake pedal to feel "soft" before heading to an automotive service shop for a "brake job?" There's no better time to check the condition of your vehicle's complete braking system than during August, MAP Brake Safety Awareness Month.
Throughout this event, the nation's leading consumer auto service non-profit organization - the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) - wants you to stop at any MAP participating repair shop for a free brake and related undercar inspection. There's no better way to ensure that your vehicle's braking and other undercar systems are working properly before heading into the fall and winter driving seasons.
"For very obvious reasons, it's important to make sure your brake system is working correctly and that all system components still have plenty of service life to ensure trouble-free performance," said MAP President Barry Soltz. "Plus, it's important to know what to look out for when it comes to brake components and other undercar parts that periodically wear out. Many vehicles require service that the average person wouldn't be able to detect from daily driving, making it even more critical to perform periodic safety inspections."
During Brake Safety Awareness Month, participating shops will offer free inspections, educate vehicle owners regarding key under-car systems, provide complimentary automotive troubleshooting materials, and answer consumers' preventative maintenance questions. Look for a repair facility prominently displaying its "Motorist Assurance Program" decal near their entrance or customer waiting area, or find participating stores in your area on the MAP website.
MAP, a non-profit program created by concerned automotive business owners, manufacturers and associations, requires all of its participating shops to adhere to a strict set of fact-based vehicle inspection and communication standards. MAP establishes criteria not only for recommending replacement of worn parts and other products, but also how these recommendations are communicated to the vehicle owner.
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