MERIDIAN, Idaho — A mechanic shop in Meridian is continuing their tradition of helping out single mothers across the Treasure Valley. 

Single moms can get a free oil change at Heritage Auto Repair Friday, March 15 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Those who want the oil change must first sign up by calling the shop at 208-887-1442 to make an appointment.

Heritage Auto Repair will take appointments until all timeslots are filled up.

Heritage Auto Repair Vice-President Becca Zanders said in a statement that the event is their way of giving back to the community. 

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"For 19 years people have asked why we host this event.  For me, it's personal.  My mom was a single mom," she said. "There were times of darkness in my youth, times when hope was hard to find.  More than once, God showed up in our lives, shining a bright light into our dark corner.  This light usually came in the form of someone who cared enough to venture into our world to give a helping hand.  In honor of those who gave me light, I pass the torch along.  If you are a single mom in need of an oil change, we hope to see you."

The free oil change event is being done in partnership with I Heart Treasure Valley. Heritage Auto Repair is located at 175 North Linder Road in Meridian.