$39 for an Auto Winterization Package and State Inspection at GAC Automotive Center ($85.95 Value)

Portsmouth

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Many of cinema's iconic moments involve automobiles, from the famous car scene in "Cars" to the unforgettable car scene in "Cars 2." Take pride in your ride with this Groupon.

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$39 for a state inspection and winterization package ($85.95 value)

  • Winterization package ($69.95 value)
  • State inspection ($16.00 value)

The winterization package includes a belt, hose and heater check and a coolant fluid change with up to one gallon of coolant.

Safety Inspections: Safely Moving Right Along

Bringing your ride in for regular safety inspections not only can extend its life, but it might also extend your own. See how with Groupon’s introduction.

“On average, Americans spend 18 and a half hours a week in their cars,” Anne Lutz Fernandez, co-author of Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives, told radio host Mike Carruthers in 2010. Despite spending almost two months behind the wheel every year, few stop to consider the science behind this miracle of modern engineering—the iron-tough vulcanized tires hugging the road, the pistons moving in perfect precision, and the interconnected systems that keep the multi-ton vehicle moving safely down the highway. Thankfully, more than 350,000 highly trained professionals pour over engines and auto-bodies with a fine-toothed comb, backed by extensive training from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, which maintains auto industry standards for nearly every form of maintenance, including safety inspections. Many auto shops treat cars to detailed safety checkups, examining lights, tires, belts, engines, hoses, and filters they top off vital fluids and lubricate moving parts to ensure that autos reach their destination without mechanical failure.

As presented in a 2009 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation study, regular safety checkups decree the risk of fatal accidents. Because of the proven public safety benefits, many states have enacted laws that require motorists to have their vehicle inspected by licensed technicians at regular intervals. Though citizens and lawmakers continue to debate whether vehicle inspections should be a personal responsibility or a state mandate, many auto experts agree that when car owners catch defects, leakages, and damages early, it can reduce the need for expensive overhauls or part replacements in the future.

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    Portsmouth

    2100 Portsmouth Blvd.

    Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

    757-393-4021

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In a Nutshell

Technicians change coolant, check the heater, belts and hoses and perform state inspection

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Service available for most cars & trucks. Not valid for commercial vehicles. Winterization valid for drain and fill of 1 gallon of coolant. Extra fee for oversize vehicles. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who strive to keep their car looking good and running well