Car Care Clinics to Discuss Pesky Check Engine Light


NCTCOG partnering with local auto repair shops to sponsor April clinics


April 3, 2018 (Arlington, Texas) – Did the check engine light recently appear on your car’s dashboard? The reasons could be numerous, from a simple thing such as a loose gas cap to a more serious and expensive issue.

Regardless of the problem, it is important to have it checked because your car will not pass the emissions portion of the State inspection until it is repaired. 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is partnering with local automotive repair shops to conduct a series of Car Care Clinics in April. Once again, the focus is on the dreaded check engine light. While you need to have the problem addressed, repairs may cost less than you think.

Talk to a mechanic for FREE at one of 12 clinics throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region beginning Saturday, April 7 and continuing until Saturday, April 28. These clinics will provide drivers with an opportunity to talk to a certified technician about the potential cause of the problem and how it may be fixed. Some vehicle owners may qualify for assistance with emissions repairs if they meet certain income requirements. 

A NCTCOG staff member will be on hand at select clinics to explain the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program, which allows qualifying motorists to get their vehicles repaired for as little as a $30 copay, so they can pass the emissions inspection. Income and vehicle requirements for the program are available at A family of four earning $75,300 or less, for example, is eligible for a repair voucher worth up to $600. 

AirCheckTexas is one of many successful programs credited with helping the region improve its air quality over the past several years. Ten Dallas-Fort Worth area counties are in nonattainment for ozone pollution and are working toward compliance with the federal government’s standard.





Advanced Auto Repair*

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
April 7

612 Fort Worth Drive
Denton, TX 76201

Firestone Complete Auto Care

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 7

6828 Coit Road
Plano, TX 75023

Christian Brothers Automotive – Grapevine

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

April 10

2059 W. State Highway 114
Grapevine, TX 76051

Car Care Central*

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

April 12

7013 Alma Drive
Plano, TX 75025

Rick and Ray's Auto Plaza Center*

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

April 14

2425 Cullen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Road Masters Auto Service*

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 14

405 S. Central Expressway No. 118
Richardson, TX 75080

The Star Auto Service

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

April 21

900 E. Belt Line Road
Richardson, TX 75081

Heller Automotive*

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 21

3104 S. Rigsbee Drive
Plano, TX 75074

Kwik Kar Auto Service & Repair*

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

April 21

1820 Brown Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006

Burdick Auto Solutions*

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 24

210 E. Erwin Ave.
McKinney, TX 75069

Starkey Service Center*

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
April 28

918 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208

Kinney’s Automotive*

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 28

624 E. Pipeline Road
Hurst, TX 76053

*- AirCheckTexas on-site application processing available.

Dates, times and locations are subject to change. For more information and to confirm the details of the clinic near you, visit You may also email questions to, or call 817-704-5697.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 16 counties, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit

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Contact: Brian Wilson 
Phone: (817) 704-2511

Jason Brown
Phone: 817-704-2514

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