Posted: Oct 24, 2012 5:35 PM by Shannon Davis (KXLF News)
Highlands College received a $35,000 grant to fund auto wellness checks for senior citizens, single mothers and students just in time for the chilly weather.
The grant was provided by Perkins Rural Reserve Grant for Special Populations.
It allows post-secondary institutions to improve education for students enrolled in technical education programs.
The cost is $25.00 for a check-up.
Highlands College will provide this service three more times before the end of the year.
Instructors at the Highlands College say this is a great opportunity for the community and the students.
Before road conditions become icy people should have their vehicles checked and the students are learning more by having the opportunity to work on different types of vehicles.
"Like where is the battery on this one compared to this one youu know. Or how do I do an alternator or starting system on this one. How do the brakes differ on this car from the next one. All that kind of stuff," says Highlands College Auto Instructor Jerry Steward.
The Highlands College will be offering another automobile wellness check the second week of November.