Shenandoah Automotive Services offers free oil changes to breast cancer survivors

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a Harrisonburg auto body shop is doing its part to honor survivors for the sixth consecutive year.

Shenandoah Automotive Services will be performing free oil changes for breast cancer survivors on Friday, October 14, by appointment from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with scheduling every 30 minutes.

Owner Steven Faught says the event started in 2016 after a close family friend was diagnosed with the disease.

“Watching her and her family go through this and just seeing the things they had to deal with, my wife and I decided we wanted to do something a little to help out, and working on the cars is one of those things that we could do,” Faught said.

He says that with many of those battling the disease having to drive back and forth to area hospitals for appointments, keeping their car running smoothly is just one thing his business can do to show support.

“Something as small as an oil change for us was huge for some of these other people. We’ve done well over 100 so far in the last five years and we’ve just had so many amazing, fantastic breast cancer survivors, it’s the highlight of our year to do it every year,” Faught said.

There will also be breakfast and lunch served to survivors throughout the event, as well as a free t-shirt with every oil change.

If you are or know a survivor and would like to make an appointment, you can do so by calling Shenandoah Automotive Services at 540-434-8191.

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