Auto Craftsmen’s 8th Annual Food Drive — free brakes for food!

NEWS RELEASE — Auto Craftsmen
Feb. 4, 2013

For more information:
Amy Mattinat
Auto Craftsmen
(802) 522-5990

Montpelier – Amy Mattinat, owner of Auto Craftsman in Montpelier is giving away FREE Brake Inspections and FREE Premium Centric Brake Pads to customers who donate at least 10 non-perishable food items for the Vermont Foodbank. In the last 8 years, she has donated over 4000 lbs of food to the Vermont Food Bank.

The Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger relief organization, providing nearly 7 million pounds of food to more than 66,000 needy Vermonters each year. John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO, had this to say, “We are so grateful to Amy for their dedication to our hungry neighbors. With this food drive, Auto Craftsman is fighting hunger, by feeding hope – hope that when concerned individuals and businesses work together, we can make a difference.”

“Last year we collected 7 barrels of food,” Amy says, “Our goal this year is to collect 8 barrels! I love it that I am able to assist folks in our community in such a big way. With the help of my fabulous customer base and my parts vendor & brake manufacturer, we are able to offer a fabulous Win/Win Special.”

Is the Brake Job going to be absolutely Free?

Of course not, No Cost Jobs would require the use of cheap parts and to do what they call in the industry a “pad slap” = throw on cheap pads as quickly as possible and not look at the rotors, calipers, master cylinders, brake lines and brake fluid. Cheap brake jobs have possible safety concerns, have a short life span, give poor performance, are noisy, plus they cost more in the long run! With this promotion, the consumer gets a free brake inspection & free brake pads and the labor to put them on if needed, but they would pay for any other work needed to do a ‘safe brake job’. Auto Craftsmen does not do “pad slaps!”

How Can They Give Away Free Brakes?

Auto Craftsmen donates the labor for a Brake Inspection to find out what shape the brakes are in. If they need repairing, Amy has pulled some strings to get her parts vendor and the brake manufacturer to work together and give her free brake pads. This is why they can offer Free Brakes only for a limited time – until 2/28/2013 Most folks save anywhere from $150 – $225 depending on the year, make, model and how much brake work is needed. This is what I call a true Win / Win!

For more information you can go online to: call Auto Craftsmen at 223-2253. Free Brakes for Food! – Please help us get the word out!

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