DATE:  June 5, 2008
CONTACT: Edward Eiland 361.825.2197; Steven Ashley 361.808.2376
Pollution Prevention Partnership Joins with TxDOT for Free AutoCheck Clinic to Identify Polluting Vehicles

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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Pollution Prevention Partnership and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

WHAT: Free AutoCheck Clinic
WHEN:  Tuesday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: TxDOT Complex, Building 1, off Greenwood Exit on South Padre Island Drive

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the Pollution Prevention Partnership at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will host an AutoCheck Clinic Tuesday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the TxDOT Complex at Greenwood and South Padre Island Drive.

As part of TxDOT’s continuing commitment to encourage cleaner driving habits, the Pollution Prevention Partnership will be on-site to instantly measure tailpipe pollutants from vehicles. If AutoCheck identifies a vehicle as running dirty, it may qualify for a free tune-up. In addition, the Corpus Christi Police Department will offer free window etching of the vehicle identification number.