Texas Tech University

Free Car Clinic

Car Clinic

The Free Car Clinic began in 2001 as the Transportation and Parking Services' component of a spring break safety fair and has since morphed into a stand-alone event, drawing hundreds of attendees at each clinic.

TPS now hosts Free Car Clinics on campus three times per year before major travel times: fall break, spring break, and in the summer. In addition to a basic check-up for vehicles, a number of activities are always available, including food and an ePermit giveaway! Attendees don't even have to leave the comfort of their vehicles for the program.

We partner with those inside and outside the Texas Tech University community to put on the event. If you are interested in partnering with us for the Free Car Clinics, contact us!

Future Dates and Locations

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Commuter West - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - Commuter West - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.



Mechanics from Scott's Complete Car Care check fluids, belts, tires and other car essentials free of charge.


Representatives from Saddle-Up Motorcycle Training are typically on hand to answer questions about their courses and a discount for
Texas Tech students and employees.

Campus and Safe Driving Resources

Different groups and organizations from on and off campus provide safe-driving information, including Tech's Parent and Family Relations (Road Raiders program), Help End Auto Theft (HEAT), the Texas Tech Federal Credit Union, MADD, and the Injury Prevention Coalition of the South Plains, which provides free child safety seat fittings at the spring and fall clinics.

Have Lunch on Us!

Enjoy hot dogs and drinks while waiting for your vehicles inspection.