Press Release: Clean Air a Priority as Port Corpus Christi Sponsors The 18th Annual AutoCheck Event

Aug 07, 2017


Corpus Christi, TX, USA – On Tuesday, August 8th from 10 AM – 2 PM Port Corpus Christi will sponsor an AutoCheck event at the Whataburger Field parking lot.  This is the 18th 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.

Free AutoCheck Event – Tuesday, August 8; 10AM-2PM Whataburger Field Parking Lot

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, August 8th, 2017 from 10 AM – 2 PM

WHERE:  Whataburger Field Parking lot – Corpus Christi, Texas



About Port Corpus Christi

As a major economic engine of the South Texas Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the 4th largest port in the United States in total tonnage.  Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36 mile, 47 foot (MLLW) deep channel, Port Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic marine commerce.  The Port has excellent rail and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstates. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven member commission, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “Moving America’s Energy.”



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