Stop for Brake Safety Month – National Consumers League

August 1, 2008

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Washington, DC – Keeping your car in good shape can prevent crashes and protect your investment, and brakes are one of the most important systems in a vehicle. In the National Consumers League’s 2008 Consumer Calendar this August, NCL is helping consumers learn the importance of a safe brake system and urging them to pull into an auto repair shop to get their brakes checked during Brake Safety Awareness Week (Aug 24-30).

During Brake Safety Awareness Week, an initiative of the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), all MAP Participating Service Facilities will check your car’s brakes for free by technicians that are MAP qualified or ASE certified.

The nation’s oldest consumer advocacy organization, NCL works to educate people about how to make wise decisions in today’s marketplace. Each month, NCL’s Web site,, will feature the calendar and tips for the month. Covering a range of subjects from medication safety, to avoiding scams, the tips are sponsored by major companies, government agencies, and organizations. The August tips were sponsored by Firestone Complete Auto Care, Just Brakes, Midas, and the Motorist Assurance Program.

The print version of the calendar was distributed to consumers free of charge through agencies and organizations around the country. There are no printed copies of the calendar remaining.


About the National Consumers League
Founded in 1899, the National Consumers League is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Its mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL is a private, nonprofit membership organization. For more information, visit