Here’s where you can get a free safety check for your car this weekend

(Southside Daily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(Southside Daily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)

VIRGINIA BEACH – October is Car Care Month and AAA Car Care Centers has something up their sleeves to assist motorists in checking the health of their vehicles.

AAA is hosting a Free Car Care Clinic Event on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at AAA Corporate Office, 5366 Virginia Beach Blvd., AAA officials said.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature free maintenance inspections and many other activities throughout the day, including:

  • 40-point inspection – These inspections will include checking vital fluid levels in the vehicle, belts and hoses, tire pressure and much more.
  • Child safety seat inspections– Get your child safety seat inspected by trained technicians.
  • Car fit for senior drivers– Be sure you have the safest ‘fit’ in your vehicle
  • Battery checks – Check the status of your battery life.

 Officials said there will also be giveaways and raffle prizes during the event.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.