Yakima auto shop does free repairs for those in need during "National Day of Service"


YAKIMA, Wash.--Some people in need who rely on their car for their livelihood are getting much needed car repairs thanks to a local auto shop.

Auto Care Experts in Yakima is one of 42 shops across the country taking part in "National Day of Service" by auto parts brand AC Delco.

They're doing about $500 worth of free repairs to nine cars for people who're struggling to make ends meet.

Shop owners say the personal stories behind the cars are an important part of why they're involved.

"We've got people who live in their cars, we're working on their cars for them. We've got disabled people, people on fixed incomes. Just different circumstances. Each one of them is a different separate circumstance but each one of them very much need these repairs,” said Auto Care Experts owner Doug Widhalm.

This is the second annual "National Day of Service" by AC Delco, who is providing over $200,000 worth of free repairs nationwide.

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