It’s mid-February, and we’re in the midst of our Brakes for Food deal.  If haven’t heard on the radio or read about it in Seven Days, we’re offering a free brake inspection to anyone who brings in 6 or more non-perishable food items to be donated to the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf.  If the inspection shows that you do in fact need some new brakes, the pads come free!  This is only for the month of February, so stop by the shop and help out someone who really needs it this winter at the same time.

The Food Shelf has had a hard year, “We have had to go in the red as far as our budget,” says the director, Rob Meehan.  It is an integral and long-standing part of Burlington and surrounding towns’ cultures.  With winter here, it’s necessary to help out any way we can and this is a perfect opportunity to give back to the community and spruce up your cars’ machinery at the same time.

To participate, just call and make an appointment for your free brake inspection.  Show up with at least 6 non-perishable items for the Food Shelf.  If you need brakes, we’ll replace the pads for free and you pay only for the parts and labor on other needed parts.  This means the average person will save about $100-$150 on a brake job!  Lastly, the Food Shelf will get a needed infusion of food at this cold, dark time of year.  We’re still accepting appointments; don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Look at the food we’ve collected so far!