It’s all about car safety and maintenance tomorrow in Mesa as residents have the option to take part in two different area events.
First, Larry H. Miller Dealerships will be hosting its second free car seat safety campaign in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Month from 8 to 11 a.m. at Larry H. Miller Nissan Mesa, 2025 W. Riverview Auto Drive. Aptly named “Keys to Car Seat Safety,” the campaign is a joint effort with Safe Kids Arizona and local first responders across the Valley.
During the three-hour event, car seats and child booster seats will be checked for proper installation, and informational safety materials will be offered to attendees with tips on how to maintain a properly installed car seat. Seats will be checked on a first come, first served basis. Visitors will be treated to a family-friendly affair, and light refreshments and ice-cold water will be provided.
“We were thrilled to see such a positive response from the community last year, and we are very excited to provide these free safety checks once again in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Month,” said Pat Kroneberger, senior vice president of operations for Larry H. Miller Dealerships.
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, nearly 73 percent of all car seats are installed incorrectly and motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States.
“It’s a staggering statistic,” Kroneberger said. “We are intent on doing our part to keep kids safe in the communities we serve, and we hope to provide an outlet for education on proper installation techniques. Our children’s safety is of the utmost importance.”
In addition to the safety event, Larry H. Miller Charities will make a $10,000 donation to Safe Kids Arizona, which will be used to provide car seats for those in need.
For more information, visit LHMCarSeatSafety.com.
Car maintenance class at Mesa Library
Second, learn about how to maintain your car from 11 a.m. to noon at the Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St.
Mesa auto technician Jeff Crawford will explain how to maintain your vehicle, by reviewing the vehicle owner’s manual, checking oil and other fluids. Other topics will include: battery, fuses, belts, hoses and the air filter.
Crawford has more than 20 years of experience as an auto technician. He has worked in auto repair environments from small shops to dealerships. He is the partner owner of the local Crawford’s Auto Repair.
Crawford has written an eBook, “The Crawford’s Auto Repair Guide to Beginner’s Auto Maintenance and Repair,” which is available for free online. Any Mesa Public Library cardholder can access the Chilton Library of auto repair reference free from home or at, www.MesaLibrary.org.
This class is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call the Mesa Library at 480-644-6110.