04 Oct Brakes for Breasts 2021 at Z’s Car Care
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are so many ways you can get involved to show your support. Z’s Car Care and Sunset Auto Parts (Napa) are participating in Brakes for Breasts for the second year running. Established in 2011, this fundraiser contributes to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. Come to Z’s Car Care for a brake service appointment during the Brakes for Breasts 2021 October fundraiser, and receive FREE brake pads or shoes.
What is Brakes for Breasts?
Dr. Vincent Tuohy and his team at the Cleveland Clinic are working on a Breast Cancer Vaccine. Brakes for Breasts is pairing with Independent Auto Repair Shops across the U.S. and Canada during October to raise funds for this research. For every brake service performed at a participating shop, the customer will receive their brake pads or shoes for free and just pay for the labor and other parts. Each shop will donate 10% of that brake service to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.
“Brakes for Breasts” Cancer Fundraiser
What if you don’t own a car, but still want to help this worthy cause! Not to worry! You can easily make a donation directly to Brakes for Breasts here.
Other Ways To Help
- Donate money to verified sources
- Join breast cancer online communities to offer moral support, share your story, and read what others shared
- Host (or attend) a Breast Cancer Fundraising Event
- Get a mammogram, encourage your friends and family members to get mammograms
- Wear a pink ribbon every day in October (or all year) to show your support
Breast Cancer Research
According to BreastCancer.Org, more than 3.8 million women currently have a history of breast cancer in the United States. This includes women actively receiving treatment and women who have completed treatment. Over 43,000 women in the United States are expected to die in 2021 from breast cancer. Continued research, early detection, and more treatment options are vitally important to lowering these numbers.
Take Advantage of “Brakes for Breasts” Event
4 Signs You Need New Brake Pads
The brakes are your first line of defense when you drive your car. If they are not working correctly, the chance of becoming involved in a severe accident increases drastically. All brake pads eventually wear down, causing less efficient braking. Motorists should be aware of the following warning signs that occur from worn-out brake pads.
1. Screeching or grinding
When you hear squealing or screeching sounds while applying the brakes, your pads are nearing the end of their life. Once the brake pads are less than 0.1 inches thick, it is time for replacements. If you hear grinding sounds when you use the brakes, the pads are probably entirely gone, and you are grinding away at the rotors.
2. Dashboard ABS warning light is lit
Is the ABS or Brake light lit in the dash? Schedule a diagnostic service to find the cause.
3. Need more pressure on the brake pedal
If more pressure on the brake pedal is required to slow down or stop, you should schedule a service to determine the cause.
4. Brake pedal feels different, vibrates, or is less responsive
Any time your brakes start feeling different or do not respond normally, they should be inspected as soon as possible.
FREE Brake Pads Or Shoes With Every Brake Service
Z’s Car Care and Sunset Auto Parts (Napa) in Hillsboro, OR, is giving away FREE brake pads (or shoes) with every Brake Service performed during the month of October! All you pay is labor and any other necessary parts. Z’s Car Care will donate 10% of the proceeds from each brake job to breast cancer research at The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. (May not be combined with any other discount or offer.)
Schedule Your “Brakes for Breasts” Service
Call us at (503) 648-3552, or visit us online to schedule your brake service appointment today!