MAP Brake Safety Awareness Week Set for August 23-29 – UnderhoodService

MAP Brake Safety Awareness Week Set for August 23-29

Consumers are urged to stop at any MAP participating repair shop for a brake and related undercar inspection.

For the third consecutive year, the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) is sponsoring Brake Safety Awareness Week. The event is annually held the final full week in August, with this year’s dates being August 23-29.

During Brake Safety Awareness Week, more than 8,000 MAP participating shops will offer inspections, educate vehicle owners regarding key undercar systems, provide complimentary automotive troubleshooting materials and answer consumers’ preventive maintenance questions.

Consumers can look for a repair facility prominently displaying its “Motorist Assurance Program” decal near its entrance or customer waiting area, or they can find participating stores in a particular area by visiting the MAP website at

“For very obvious reasons, it’s important to make sure your brake system is working correctly and that all system components still have plenty of service life to ensure trouble-free performance,” said MAP President Barry Soltz. “Plus, it’s important to know what to look out for when it comes to brake components and other undercar parts that periodically wear out. Many vehicles require service that the average person wouldn’t be able to detect from daily driving, making it even more critical to perform periodic safety inspections.”

Throughout this event, MAP – the consumer outreach effort of the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) and the nation’s leading consumer auto service non-profit organization – urges consumers to stop at any MAP participating repair shop for a brake and related undercar inspection. There’s no better way to ensure that a vehicle’s braking and other undercar systems are working properly before heading into the fall and winter driving seasons.

A non-profit program created by concerned automotive business owners, manufacturers and associations, MAP requires all of its participating shops to adhere to a strict set of fact-based vehicle inspection and communication standards. MAP establishes criteria not only for recommending replacement of worn parts and other products, but also how these recommendations are communicated to the vehicle owner.

MAP also offers tips for choosing and working with qualified repair providers, a list of participating MAP shops in your area, a repair and replacement recommendations look-up for vehicle components and more at

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