Friday, October 9, 2009

"Girls under the Hood" teaches car care lessons



Have you ever wondered how to change a flat tire or check your oil or tire pressure? The University of Illinois Springfield Women’s Center hosted a “Girls under the Hood” event on Thursday, October 8 to answer some of those questions.

Guest mechanics from Green Toyota Scion Audi Volkswagen started out by giving the ladies an overview of what to know, what to do, and how to talk to a mechanic. Participants then popped the hood on a Toyota Camry to do some hands on learning.

"Since a lot of the students come in and regularly don't know how to maintain their car because usually their fathers, brothers, uncles or maintenance people take care of it they may not be familiar with how to take care of it during the winter months," said Women's Center Graduate Assistant Lisa Koerkenmeier.

Students who attended the event were entered into a drawing with a chance to win free car detailing or a car maintenance gift basket.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Carid said...

The idea of the event is really great. Sharing this type of knowledge with girls is important, as this improves on safety in many ways – the driver should have an idea of how everything operates in the vehicle to have a better understanding of what can and cannot be done. And this may also add extra safety to your wallet if the mechanic is not honest enough.

March 25, 2010 6:18 AM  

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