MECA Car Services' proprietor, Jennifer Riach, is known to periodically close her doors to normal business in order to offer her free community events, whilst also raising much need money for local charities. Regular events held include:
Vehicle Awareness Day for Ladies & New Drivers
Our many female customers use our garage because they feel comfortable with the service and help they receive. ‘Ladies Day’ is periodically run by Jennifer, to ensure that our ladies’ and new/young drivers’ personal safety is not compromised.
These vehicle awareness days are aimed at ladies and new drivers who want to have their car checked over and learn a little about their own vehicle - such as how to change the spare wheel, check tyre pressures and oil levels.
During these free open days our friendly professional team of mechanics offer advice and demonstrations on the fundamentals of safety, including how to look after your car, what to carry in the boot and other basic things like how to check oil & fluid levels, tyre pressures, change a tyre and fit wiper blades.
There is usually a prize draw, free refreshments, and a gift bag for each person attending the event.
Vehicle Health Check Day
Similar to Ladies Day but open to everyone, Jennifer offers motorists in Devon the opportunity to have a comprehensive vehicle safety health check at her Vehicle Health Check open days.
As the autumn months turn to winter, and winter months turn to spring - each being a time when there can be high levels of breakdowns and accidents - these free health checks are offered to ensure motorists remain safe and legal.
During the health check, MECA Car Services’ experienced mechanics will carry out a visual inspection on safety-critical components such as tyres, brakes, lights, batteries, exhaust, washers and wipers. We will also take the opportunity to check fluid levels and provide a report on any necessary action required for safety or legal reasons.
Free refreshments are offered throughout the day and those attending are also given the opportunity to talk to our mechanics and learn anything about their car they may wish to know.