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Mechanic gives free car inspection to keep community safe

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Mike Suddeth says his intentions are for his community but at the end of the day he's just a car guy who loves his job. Mike Suddeth says his intentions are for his community but at the end of the day he's just a car guy who loves his job.
Mechanics inspect cars for anything wrong but hope everything's fine. Mechanics inspect cars for anything wrong but hope everything's fine.
Virginia waits as she gets her car inspected for free Virginia waits as she gets her car inspected for free

by Jackie Moreno

Mike Suddeth has been repairing cars for over 40 years and uses his car knowledge to educate his community about his passion.

Mike owns Suddeth Automotive on Millwood Avenue where he is offering free car inspections this week.

The inspections will continue through Friday but if you feel like you need to be one with your car, Mike also offers "know your car" seminars on Saturdays to know more about your car as a whole.

"It's more then just doing it for my business. It's about keeping my community safe and educate them on how to keep their car in good condition," says Mike.

Virginia Vansesters is on a tight budget and she always takes advantage of Mike's services. Virginia wants her car to last as long as possible.

"They tell me you can keep the glove compartment but the rest has to go," says Virginia.

The free car inspections helps customers like Virginia keep their car problems to a minimum.

"If they find something small, this way they can take care of it so it doesn't become something huge," says Virginia.

The free inspections and seminars sure does bring in customers, but they says it's Mikes professionalism and honesty that keeps them around.

"He's not going to tell something needs fixing if it doesn't and he's definitely not going to miss anything that does need fixing," says Virginia.

Mike loves to help his community in anyway he can but there's more to it for him then just that.

"It's not only just the inspections, it's the whole thing, I mean I'm a car guy. I love what I do,"says Mike.

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