Auto awareness seminar for today's driver helps MS Society
If you wonder why your "check engine" light is on when everything seems fine, or what octane gas you should be using, a seminar called "Auto Awareness for Today's Driver" should be right up your alley. In addition to educating everyday drivers, the seminar will also help a good cause because all admission costs will go directly to the Minnesota Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Sponsored by the Upper Midwest Region of the Shelby American Auto Club, the seminar will cover basic vehicle information, the importance of preventive maintenance, how to communicate more effectively with service technicians and many other topics. Dan Mattila of Dan's Complete Automotive in Blaine is donating his time and will take participants through an ACDelco "Knowledge is Power" presentation as well as answer questions. While pre-registering is advised, people can pay at the door if any seats are available.
Here are the relevant details:
Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: 9 am - 6 pm
Location: Mermaid Event Center, Mounds View
Cost: $35 per person (cost completely tax deductible; checks made out to MS Society)
Advance registration: www.msautoawareness.com (advance deadline: March 7)
More information: www.msautoawareness.com and 763-784-8668
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