Is Your Engine Light On? NCTCOG Clinics Could Tell You Why

NCTCOG partnering with local auto repair shops to sponsor October tutorials

Arlington, Texas – Is the check engine light on in your car? When it lights up, it is natural to get concerned about what might be wrong. In October, there will be a resource to help you diagnose the problem.

NCTCOG is partnering with local automotive repair facilities in North Texas to conduct a series of Car Care Clinics. The clinics begin Oct. 17 in Hurst and will also be held at repair shops in Plano and Dallas. Details are listed below.

An illuminated check engine light means your vehicle will not pass the annual Texas emissions inspection, which is required to get it registered. The free clinics will provide opportunities to speak with certified technicians about problems and how they may be addressed.
The issues may cost less than you think to repair. Maybe your gas cap is bad and needs to be replaced.

The clinics are not just for motorists trying to diagnose engine issues. They will also offer free multipoint inspections to anyone who attends.
Regular maintenance helps ensure vehicles run more efficiently, which improves air quality and can save consumers money in the long term. North Texas continues to work toward compliance of the federal government’s ozone standards, and the clinics offer a way for residents to be a part of the effort.
Scheduled Car Care Clinics
Facility When Where
Kinney’s Automotive 10 a.m.-noon, Oct.  17 624 E. Pipeline Road
Hurst, TX 76053
The Auto Shop 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 19 2560 E. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
Starkey Service Center 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Oct. 25 918 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208

Dates, times and locations are subject to change. For more information and to confirm the details of the clinic near you, visit You may also email questions to, or call 817-695-9281.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 16 counties, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit
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