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FREE Vehicle Inspections Seniors (60+) Get Ready for Winter
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Village of New Lenox and its Safe Communities America Coalition, in partnership with Lincoln-Way School District 210 and New Lenox NAPA, are offering FREE vehicle inspections to seniors (60+) to help them prepare for winter.

The vehicle inspections will be conducted on November 13th and 14th from 9:15am to 11:00am at Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Highway in New Lenox. Seniors will be directed to enter off of Schoolhouse Road at the 1st entrance north of Route 30.

Lincoln-Way automotive students, under supervision of an auto shop teacher, will offer the following services:
• Check fluids – engine oil, trans fluid, brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid
• Check belts and hoses
• Inspect tires for tread wear, cracks and dry rot
• Inspect underside suspension and front end parts
• Load test batteries
• Check coolant strength for freeze protection
• Check headlights, turn signals, parking lamps and registration plate bulbs

Many seniors have a difficult time conducting their own vehicle inspections or don’t have the funds to pay for minor services. This is a great way to provide these services and a way for the Lincoln-Way auto shop students to help seniors in our community.

The New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition and its Motor Vehicle / Traffic Safety Task Group would like to thank New Lenox NAPA for covering the costs of shop supplies that will be utilized during the 2-day event.

Appointments are needed! Seniors are asked to contact Daniel Martin, Safe Community Coordinator at the Village of New Lenox, to reserve an appointment. Email dmartin@newlenox.net or call (815) 462-6493.