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Sears Auto Center, Advanced Auto Parts Offering Free ‘Inspections’ Today

snow carsSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Prepare your car for springtime weather before it hits. Sears Auto Center is partnering with Advanced Auto Parts and offering free car “inspections” today.

From 10-2 there will be representatives at Sears Auto Center, 1525 Boston Rd., checking up on cars to make sure they’re ready to go for the start of the season. Bring your car down and have them check under the hood, make sure all your car’s liquids are up to par and make sure the engine is running well.

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  • Arthur

    What happened to ‘Sears’ meaning something? Now instead of a quality minded group, it has become a rock bottom price outlet connected to Kmart and other cheap sources.

  • Richard Orlick

    Say what? You don’t check under the hood any more for much, all newer cars have OBD diagnostics to engine is running well. What are all your car’s liquids, would this include differential and transfer case liquids? What about suspension parts, ball joints, shocks and such that are likely worn out from this horrible season? If you want to see if your car is ready to go for the start of the season as in a complete check of everything it is an expensive and long procedure, is this all free? If not then there are some large liability issues here.

    • neet

      If you you drive a HUGE white Chevy truck, it can email you when the tire pressure is low. If it can do that, I’m sure it can tell you fluid levels, or suspension issues too. Very neat stuff.

      • Richard Orlick

        There’s an app for that, you can also plug in to your OBD port with a bluetooth device that will display all your computer parameters for your car, all diagnostic codes and check engine codes on your smartphone when driving. Suspension issues are another story, typically a surprise during State inspection time. This State mandates zero clearance on most suspension parts but manufacture specifications can be as much as a quarter inch causing millions in needless repairs.

  • GetYourFactsStraight

    ADVANCED Auto Parts? Seriously? Check your company names before going to press.