For many high school students with brand new driver’s licenses, summer time means a car full of friends and an open road. While they may have passed their tests at the DMV, many first time drivers have no idea what to do when they are faced with a flat tire or when their Check Engine light comes on.
Women, in particular, are vulnerable when stranded on the side of a road and left to rely on the assistance of passersby and then on a mechanic who sees an opportunity to fatten his wallet.
Parents can prepare their daughters for inevitable car trouble by enrolling them in Basic Automotive Maintenance for Women, offered by Lone Star- North Harris Continuing Education Program. The three-week class is scheduled for Tuesday evenings beginning July 14, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for the course is $51 and qualifies for 1.2 CEUs. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of an automobile and the proper periodic service procedures necessary to maintain the automobile in safe condition. Additional topics that will be covered in detail are the safety inspection of tires, brakes, lights and fluid levels, as well as what engine repair warning signs to recognize.
For more information, call 281.618.5602.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: northharris.lonestar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
June 4, 2009
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