‘Check Out Your Mom’s Car!’ Leak Check Event will be this Saturday, May 13


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This Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Seattle Public Utilities, the City of Burien, and South Seattle College are teaming up to host the first annual “Check Out Your Mom’s Car!”

The partners invite all to honor their Mother – as well as Mother Earth – by bringing your Mom’s vehicle to the event.

Drivers can bring their vehicle to South Seattle College’s Auto Tech garage facility to receive a free, 30-minute leak and safety check. Participants will also receive a free “Vehicle Maintenance Check Kit,” along with coupons for car washing, car repair, and more. Donuts and coffee will be served while you wait! Email: [email protected] ASAP to schedule a 30-minute consultation. Spots are filling up fast!

Every year, more than 7 million quarts of motor oil drips out of vehicles onto streets and parking lots and makes its way to lakes, rivers, streams and the Puget Sound. Most of this toxic pollution comes from small drips from cars and trucks.

More opportunities to not “drip and drive”
If you can’t make the Mother’s Day event, there are more opportunities for you get a leak fixed. As part of the regional “Don’t Drip and Drive” program, participating repair shops across Washington will conduct a free visual leak inspection (a diagnostic service valued at up to $80). If there is a problem, the driver will receive a coupon for 10 percent off service (up to $50) to fix the problem – a total savings of up to $130. The coupon will expire at the end of 2017.

To take advantage of the free visual inspection for vehicle leaks, visit one of these participating repair shops in Burien:

  • Interstate Tire & Automotive Inc.
  • JP Automotive Service & Transmission
  • Hiline Auto Repair
  • Yire Automotive Repair
  • B-Town Auto Repair
  • Accutran Transmission
  • Transmission Xpress
  • M&R Automotive
  • Pit Stop Oil Change Center

For a complete listing of participating locations and more information, visit www.fixcarleaks.org.

The “Don’t Drip and Drive” program was designed to build awareness and educate people throughout the state that it is important to check for vehicle leaks regularly to keep their car on the road and protect local waters. Studies show that 67 percent of drivers who find a leak will fix it within three months.

City of Burien participates in regional campaigns with jurisdictions and organizations around the Puget Sound region. Participating in these programs gives us the opportunity to leverage funds for large regional programs that provide more resources to our residents and a consistent message about the importance of protecting local waterways.

Program Contact:

Mary Eidmann
Stormwater Outreach Specialist
City of Burien
206-248-5511
[email protected]

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3 Responses to “‘Check Out Your Mom’s Car!’ Leak Check Event will be this Saturday, May 13”
  1. Susan Schultz says:

    I can’t believe my taxes are paying for a “Stormwater Outreach Specialist”.

    Who cant even spell “storm water” correctly.

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    • Clean it up! says:

      Susan try Googling ‘stormwater ‘ you might learn something.

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  2. Bill Shine says:

    I think a Stormwater Outreach Specialist is someone who couldn’t make it in Seattle!

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