Members of the community can have their vehicles inspected for free during the Car Care Clinic hosted by Prairie Ridge auto shop students from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Ridge High School.
Students in the school’s automotive classes will spend three to five minutes observing a car and recommend any maintenance the vehicle might need.
Prairie Ridge automotive teacher Stiljan Agolli said each inspection will be thorough, and every student will use an inspection checklist. The inspection list includes the examination of engine oil, transmission fluid, tire conditions and exterior lights.
“My students had plenty of time during class to complete mock inspections on our shop cars and my personal cars. For extra prep time, we held a trial run for the Car Care Clinic during school, with staff vehicles,” Agolli said.
Agolli said he got the idea of the Car Care Clinic when he was a student at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
He said this event is a good way to give back to the community and provide students with real-life experience.
“The overall goal for this Car Care Clinic is for us to give back to the community, while also giving the students the opportunity to practice professionalism and gain hands-on experience similar to what they would see working in the automotive field,” Agolli said.
Students will not complete any work on the vehicles.
Participants who wish to have their car inspected must sign a waiver.