Learn the basics of automotive maintenance for only $51 at LCS-North Harris

The last place anyone wants to be this summer is stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire or a broken down vehicle. Basic Automotive Maintenance for Women at Lone Star College-North Harris teaches students how to spot problems before they are left stranded, and also the simple fixes that can get them moving again.

The course, which is open to both men and women, is offered through the colleges continuing education program. The four-week class cost only $51 and meets every Friday from July 16 through Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held at the Applied Technology building on the LSC-North Harris campus located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in North Houston.

Designed as an introduction to the fundamentals of automobile service, students in the class will be acquainted with the proper periodic service procedures needed to maintain an automobile in a safe and economical operating condition. Students will learn basic oil maintenance, and how to correctly inspect tires, brakes, lights, wipers and fluid levels.

The class will also focus on the correct procedures for changing a flat tire, and the importance and procedures of tire rotation will also be covered in detail. Other topics covered include annual inspection, seasonal preparations, and knowing what engine repair warning signs to recognize.

Those interested may register online at LoneStar.edu/CE or by phone at 281.618.5634. Lone Star College continuing education schedules are available at any Lone Star College location.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.