A free car care clinic will be available at The Auto Shop in Plano on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon.

The shop, located at 2560 E. Plano Parkway, Plano, will offer free advice from certified technicians about car problems. Free multipoint inspections will also be available for anyone in attendance. 

This clinic is part of an effort by North Central Texas Council of Governments to encourage regular car maintenance, which helps to lower emissions, according to an Oct. 14 statement. NCTCG assists local governments in recognizing regional opportunities, the statement said. 

Clinics will also be held in Hurst and Dallas during the month of October. 

For more information on the North Central Texas Council of Governments or the clinics, look here.