FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  December 17, 2007       
CONTACT: Gretchen Arnold 361.825.3070 or 361.244.1633 (cell); or Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Pollution Prevention Partnership to Offer Free Tune-ups to Fight Air Contamination

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WHO: Pollution Prevention Partnership at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Port of Corpus Christi

WHAT: AutoCheck Clinics

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Tuesday – Joe Fulton International Corridor north of the Harbor Bridge Wednesday – Whataburger Field

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Pollution Prevention Partnership (P3) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Port of Corpus Christi will hold free AutoCheck clinics for Corpus Christi area drivers Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 19.
AutoCheck is a state-of-the-art auto engine analyzer that quickly identifies vehicles that are discharging harmful pollutants into the air. When a high polluting automobile is identified, AutoCheck schedules the vehicle for repairs at a participating garage, typically with no cost to the owner.

The Tuesday clinic will be held at the Joe Fulton International Corridor (northside location) north of the Harbor Bridge from 1 to 4 p.m. The Wednesday clinic will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Whataburger Field (southside location).