This Minnesota shop wants to help keep your car safe and legal — for free

By Author: Carolyn Briggs, Date: Jul 18, 2016

There’s nothing that ruins a road trip faster than seeing red and blue lights in the rear-view mirror. You cross your fingers, hoping for a short conversation and a warning. But unfortunately, as recent events have demonstrated, even routine stops occasionally have tragic outcomes.

Unity Autoworks, an automotive repair and customizing shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota wants to help you avoid those stops. They’ll replace broken taillights and give your car a full safety check, for free, indefinitely.

Unity Autoworks made the offer on social media, posting the phone number and asking people to make appointments. Flooded with requests, they began opening pop up auto shops at community events to perform these services and ensure that everyone can drive a safe and legal car. In a post on Facebook, they announced their plan to hold an event every month.

No matter how you look at it, this service is a wonderful gift to their community. Here’s hoping more shops see the light (pun intended) and follow their example.

(Photo from Unity Autoworks Facebook page)

Carolyn Briggs

I grew up on the road. As a child, my family took regular trips from Wisconsin to both coasts. That's how I've seen most of this country — through the window of a car. Years later, I still feel that excitement when I toss my bags in the trunk and get behind the wheel. That's how seeing something new always begins. I've scaled mountains, dived with sharks, and stepped to the very edge of the Grand Canyon, all because I spent hours in a car. This site combines my passion for the road with my actual talent — communication and journalism. In college I rose to the position of managing editor for The Badger Herald, the largest independent student newspaper in the country at the time. I spent a year after graduating in social media marketing before moving off the grid to explore the wild beauty of West Virginia.

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