Church offers free car clinic

By Ashley Gallagher

News Star Reporter

Need help with a car repair?

The House Church Pauls Valley offers a free car care clinic each month. The next clinic will be August 8 and include vehicle repairs, diagnostics and car maintenance education. 

“I saw a church in Oklahoma City doing something similar and I wanted to try it here in Garvin County,” Mike Campbell, owner of Mike’s Car Care, said. “I’ve been working on cars a long time and I thought it would be a good way to give back to the community.”

Campbell started the car clinics in Garvin County 12 years ago. 

“The main goal is to get people’s cars safe and dependable so they can take their kids to school and go to work, and have transportation available when they need it,” Campbell said. “We bring all sorts of equipment and have done brakes, tune-ups….a little bit of everything.”

Campbell remembers installing a water pump and radiator for someone travelling home to Texas. 

“The clinic is absolutely free and we’ll do all the labor for free,” Campbell said. “We do ask that people bring their own parts for repairs, if possible. We try to help out where we can.”

The clinic will be hosted at the House Church in Pauls Valley, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Attendees are not required to wear masks, but mechanics will wear masks while working on vehicles if requested.