Clean Air a Priority as Port Corpus Christi Sponsors The 17th Annual AutoCheck Event

Jul 08, 2016


Corpus Christi, TX, USA – On Tuesday, July 12th from 9 AM – 2 PM Port Corpus Christi will sponsor an AutoCheck event at the Whataburger Field parking lot. This is the 17th AutoCheck event sponsored by Port Corpus Christi.
The AutoCheck program is performed with penalty monies collected from a Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) enforcement action. AutoCheck events are held many times each year in Corpus Christi and are run by the Pollution Prevention Partnership at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Residents may bring their vehicles for complimentary tailpipe emissions and gas cap leak tests. Vehicles with polluting emissions or leaking gas caps may qualify for vouchers towards free repairs.
Port Corpus Christi supports the efforts of the AutoCheck program as it is an excellent opportunity for the community to take part in improving air quality in the Coastal Bend region and keeping our area from going into non-attainment of National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
“Air quality in our region is excellent due in large part to volunteer efforts by stakeholders and industry.  AutoCheck is an opportunity for citizens to make voluntary efforts towards maintaining our air quality…” said John LaRue, Port Corpus Christi Executive Director.
WHAT: Free Auto Check Event – Open to the Public
WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 9 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: Whataburger Field Parking lot – Corpus Christi, Texas

For more information, Contact:

Rosie Collin
Interim Director of Communications/
Director of Community Relations
Dir. Line: 361-885-6115

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