Independence High School’s wrestling team and Manchester Automotive and Tire are teaming up for Car Care Awareness Month. The wrestling team will provide car washes while Manchester offers free vehicle check-ups from 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, April 21.
Manchester will provide a checklist for vehicles, inspecting lights, fluids, tires, and more.
“Free inspection is something we just try to give back to the community,” says owner Ken Manchester. “It’s the simple things. [For example] nobody really checks the air in their tires anymore.”
The team will wash cars for tips and donations to support their team. They plan to subsidize a wrestling camp at Virginia Tech this summer and purchase new equipment with their earnings.
Manchester is a member of the Independence Athletic Booster Club and his son Kolton is on the junior varsity wrestling team at Independence. He saw his car care initiative as an opportunity for the high school team.
Manchester is located at 8329-B Fairview Road.