Car Care Council Vehicle Check-Up Event Big Success at Northwood International Auto Show

More than 100 vehicles were inspected Sunday, Oct. 7 during the first-ever consumer vehicle check-up event by the Car Care Council in conjunction with the Northwood University International Auto Show in Midland, Mich.

In celebration of October Fall Car Care Month, the council sponsored the event, which was held in the parking lot of H.H. Dow High School and provided free vehicle check-ups for consumers by professional automotive technicians from Belle Tire and automotive technology students from Delta Community College. Teams inspected 41 different items on each vehicle including lights, fluid levels, belts, hoses, tires, filters, battery and other systems and components.

A number of booths set up along the vehicle check-up event lanes featured educational and product demonstrations. The Midland Police department was on-hand to inspect and teach proper child safety seat installation, while Northwood University student volunteers assisted with consumer orientations, gift bag giveaways and other activities.

Aftermarket companies who sponsored the event include Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Delphi, Federal-Mogul, MAHLE Original Filters, Motown Automotive, PlastiKote, SKF, Standard Motor Products, Tenneco, Trico, Four Seasons, Raybestos Brake & Chassis, Advics, Beck/Arnley, Mitchell 1, Schaeffler Group USA and Anderson’s Service Centers.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For more information, visit