Free vehicle inspection for spring break travelers

On March 4, University Police and the Department of Parking and Transportation, in partnership with Hartmann’s Towing, will once again sponsor a free vehicle inspection service to students, faculty and staff.

People traveling by car for spring break can bring their vehicles to the parking lot on the west side of University Police Headquarters on the South 40 between noon-3 p.m. for inspections.

Staff will check tire pressure, fluid levels, wipers, headlights and taillights. Local businesses have donated windshield-washer fluid and oil to allow fluids to be topped off.

The police department is reminding those traveling during the holiday season to get plenty of rest, pay close attention to weather and road conditions, make sure your vehicle is in good working condition and always wear a seatbelt.

“Too often we all neglect to check our vehicles before taking off on a trip,” said Chief of Police Don Strom. “This is a great, quick and easy opportunity for members of our campus community to get their vehicles inspected and help ensure they have a safe trip over the upcoming break.”

The WUPD Bear Patrol will assist police and parking staff members.

For more information, call 935-5084.