Free Help for Flat Tires, Dead Batteries and Lost Cars
What if you were told that there's a service on campus that could save you time and money and costs absolutely nothing to use?
The Motorist Assistance Program has been around for about 25 years, coming to the rescue of University of Arizona employees, students and visitors who find themselves in vehicle-related jams, like a dead battery or a flat tire.
The program got its start in the late 1980s – it took on its official name in 1987 – at a time when fewer people belonged to AAA or paid for other motorist assistance services, said Joyce Childers, program coordinator at Parking and Transportation Services.
"We had people, customers, that were in our parking lots that had problems and it seemed like a good service to the customers to provide these unlocks and the tire sealant and jump-starts," she said.
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