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Published On: Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014

Lipstick & Dipstick Arrives in Parsons

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Sarah Hines and Pat Darlington stand with door prize winners, Helen Rhodes, Kim Tompkins, and Chrissy Bensinger

Sarah Hines and Pat Darlington stand with door prize winners, Helen Rhodes, Kim Tompkins, and Chrissy Bensinger

Performance Motors hosted Lipstick & Dipstick Women’s Car Care Clinic on Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. after having success with the event on prior occasions. For those who haven’t heard about Lipstick & Dipstick, it is a program designed to educate women, as well as men, about preventative maintenance and technological features for today’s automobiles.

Jeff Tompkins shows participants how to check the oil level in a Silverado pickup truckThe clinic was held in the showcase and garage of Performance Motors, and an affluent gathering attended from the Parsons and Tucker County community. Participants were ushered through various stations, each one exhibiting different vehicular aspects.

The first station featured a new alignment machine, which can align a vehicle’s tires in as little as three minutes, saving time and money. The next accentuated technological connectivity features and amenities. These varied from backup cameras, automatic lift gates, collision prevention warning sensors, navigation systems, Bluetooth operation, and MyLink, Chevrolet’s new onboard speech recognition computer hardware. If you haven’t heard about MyLink, it is a system that affords motorists a safer driving experience by allowing users the ability to alter a wide variety of vehicle settings without veering eyes away from the road and hands away from the steering wheel.

Tire pressure and fluid level upkeep came next, and participants were also shown where spare tires were located and how to change them in the event of a roadside emergency. Information about extending gas mileage and preventing and decreasing future maintenance was included. Finally, the benefits of Vortex and DuPont protective spray-on liners and coatings were explained, enlightening patrons in how these protectants can lengthen the lifetime of one of their most essential investments. Lipstick & Dipstick is a hands-on activity, and all attendees were given the opportunity to try out the different attributes at each station.

Jeff Tompkins and Pat Darlington explain the benefits of using Vortex spray-on lining

Jeff Tompkins and Pat Darlington explain the benefits of using Vortex spray-on lining

Food and refreshments were served, and door prizes were awarded at the end of the event. Hospice also presided, providing free blood pressure screenings for those who desired to monitor their health. All of Performance’s staff was present, including owners Gene Darlington, Patrick Darlington, and Christy Hines, and they were courteous, friendly, and informative. When asked about what she wished to achieve with the event, Office Communications/Advertising Associate Sarah Hines stated she wanted everyone to leave with knowledge they did not possess before entering. Pat Darlington said he wanted visitors to gain useful information, and he wanted them to have a great time while doing so.

It was agreed by the associates that Lipstick & Dipstick was a triumph in both Elkins and Parsons, and there are plans set for hosting the clinic every three to four months. For those who are behind the times in today’s automotive technology or for the people who are lacking knowhow in vehicle maintenance, male or female, much information can be attained at the event.

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