The Car(e) Clinic is back. This free car care service, which is by appointment only, will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday/Oct. 8.

Anyone in need of basic car repairs who cannot afford to make them on their own may call Daniel Yocum at (918) 606-1951 to schedule an appointment.

This is an outreach effort of Arkansas City First Assembly of God Church that also is sponsored by AutoZone, Big-N-Smalls BBQ, Cowley College, Daniels Ready Mix, Faithful Plumbers, H&H Quick Lube, Plumber Bob’s, The Property Shop, Steamy Joe coffee shop and WWR.

“We are offering free oil changes for families in need,” Yocum said. “There is no shame in asking for or needing a hand. We’re offering a hand up, not a handout.”

The event is 100 percent free for those who attend, thanks to its sponsors.

Yokum asks those who can handle car maintenance on their own to forgo this event so as not to block someone else from having the spot he or she desperately needs.