Sainsbury and the AA have joined forces for a car park car-care service called AA Checkpoint, available while customers shop. A one-hour safety check covers everything from minor maintenance jobs such as topping up water, to brake function and steering checks, as well as a cleaning and a valeting service. Sainsbury's senior manager, marketing services, Colin Wagstaffe said: "Feedback from our customers has indicated that the new service will be welcomed as it will offer the reassurance of a comprehensive safety check, not only in a familiar environment, but carried out by qualified, impartial mechanics. "This service is all about freeing up customers' time." The first AA Checkpoint centre launched at Sainsbury's designated non food showcase store in Monk's Cross this week. {{NEWS }}