The Warrenton Police Department has become a participant in Oregon’s Car Care Program. The program originally started with the Oregon State Police (OSP) who have since expanded the program to include the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Oregon State Sheriff’s Deputies and State Police Troopers the ability to issue an “Oregon Car Care Voucher” that provides a discount on automotive parts purchased at participating auto parts stores (some restrictions will apply).
Oregon’s Car Care Program was developed as a way to improve vehicle safety and roadway safety by assisting drivers to fix minor equipment defects on their vehicle. An officer will stop a vehicle with a headlight out or other minor equipment violation and the officer will issue a warning and advise the driver to get the violation fixed or repaired. Many times, the driver has limited financial resources and puts off the repair to be able to pay other necessities like rent, groceries, etc.
Officers, deputies and troopers understand financial priorities but also want to have safe vehicles on the roadway so being able to provide an “Oregon Car Care Voucher” to help save money on purchasing equipment can help the driver to get it fixed.
The WPD contacted the following local auto parts stores in Clatsop County and they have agreed to participate or are participating in the program:
Auto Zone Auto Parts 1470 SE Discovery Lane Warrenton, OR 97146
NAPA (Sunset Auto Parts) 710 W. Marine Dr. Astoria, OR 97103
NAPA (Sunset Auto Parts) 909 S. Holladay Dr. Seaside, OR 97138
O’Reilly Auto Parts 1649 SE Ensign Lane Warrenton, OR 97146