PR 2015-08-17: TEF Partners with Mufflers West & Temecula Smog



Local Businesses Provide Service, Promote Funding for TVUSD Students

August 17, 2015 – TEMECULA, CA – The Temecula Education Foundation (TEF) is pleased to announce that MUFFLERS WEST and TEMECULA SMOG, both long-term, local businesses, have joined its TEF Community Partners Program. With the presentation of a flyer (see attached), each business will donate a portion of its customer transactions to the Temecula Education Foundation. Proceeds will be used to support the TEF classroom grant program, which benefits students in Grades K-12 in the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD).

MUFFLERS WEST, located at 43119 Via Dos Picos – behind the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – specializes in a full line of repairs and services, including brakes and shocks; trailer, goose-neck, and fifth-wheel hitches; trailer services and repairs; catalytic converters, wiring, and custom exhausts. TEMECULA SMOG, located at 26673 Ynez Road, is Temecula’s original smog-test facility. It provides smog-check services for change of ownership or DMV Certification for all makes and models of cars, trucks, SUVs, mini-vans, RVs, and diesel vehicles.

“Customers have been taking their vehicles to MUFFLERS WEST and TEMECULA SMOG for more than 20 years. Our foundation is proud to have the support of these fine businesses,” said Jeff McNurlan, vice president, TEF. “When customers at either business present a TEF Community Partners flyer, a portion of each bill will be donated to the Temecula Education Foundation. These funds go right back to support local students through our annual classroom grant program, which helps fund curriculum enhancements in the sciences and visual and performing arts,” he noted.

With 2015-16 grant allocations targeted at more than $25,000 this year, the foundation’s total contributions to local schools will exceed $100,000. “This is our fourth year to provide curriculum support grants, and we’d like to see the number of grants and total dollar amount continue to climb. Long term, we want to ensure that every teacher in our district receives a grant to bolster innovative teaching methods and hands-on, experiential learning. The TEF Community Partners Program is a win-win for the foundation and for customers in need of reliable, honest auto services. We never know when we might need brake or muffler work but, at some point, we all have to smog-check our vehicles. This partnership allows consumers to support local businesses and our local schools at the same time,” McNurlan added.

The TEF Community Partners flyer is available on each business’s website and the TEF website, Formerly known as the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education, the organization shortened its name to Temecula Education Foundation in January 2015. Its mission is to provide increased educational opportunities for all TVUSD students. The foundation’s all-volunteer board of directors includes parents, local business owners and officers, community members, and educators. The overall goal of the foundation is to support curriculum enhancements and enrichment programs, especially in the visual and performing arts and science, in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. More information on TEF can be found at