Firms cooperate to offer free oil change for 10-pound turkey

BLACKFOOT — Wanting to help those at need this Thanksgiving, Blackfoot Auto & Tire and Kirkham Auto Parts are offering free oil changes for those who bring in a turkey of at least 10 pounds.  
Kirkham Auto Parts is supplying oil and oil filters for any vehicle that uses five quarts of oil.
"No diesels," said John Reyes, Kirkham Auto Parts store manager. "Diesels take gallons of oil."
Blackfoot Auto & Tire personnel are providing the labor at no cost to the customer.
"We'll top the fluids, too," said general manager Don Hawkes,
"Our goal is 500 oil changes in the 10 days from Monday to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23," Hawkes said. "I would advise that people make an appointment."
The turkeys will be donated to Salvation Army and Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.
Blackfoot Auto & Tire is at 369 W. Bridge in the old Blackfoot Motor building. The phone number is 785-3244.