• Basic Car Care is offered to all students who want to gain knowledge of the basic operation of a modern car.  As fellow Long Islanders, we need a car to get just about anywhere, but how many of us have a basic understanding of how a car operates.  This course takes the point of view of the consumer by teaching him/her about a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

    • Basic shop and vehicle safety
    • Hand tools used in automotive activities
    • Changing, rotating, balancing of tires
    • Changing oil and filter
    • Hoisting a car
    • Checking fluids
    • Jumping a depleted battery
    • Inspecting a vehicle for roadworthiness
    • Interior and exterior care of a vehicle
    • Purchasing and paying for a car
    • Insuring a car
    • Strategies for avoiding a breakdown
    • What to do if you breakdown
    • What to do following a collision
    • And, more

     

    Grading in this course will be determined in the following manner:

    • 40% Written Assessments
    • 20% Satisfactory Completion of Virtual Learning Activities
    • 20% Satisfactory Completion of In-Class Learning Activities
    • 10% Overall Participation