University Relations and Communications

 

October 24, 2016

 

graphic of a car driving in winter

CCMSUB SkillsUSA Club Hosts free winterization clinic

 

Bring your vehicle in to be inspected for battery condition, safe tire pressures and conditions, proper fluid levels (including coolant), belt and hose inspection, and recommendations as needed. This free event is open to the public from 10a.m. to 3p.m., Saturday, November 5th, at City College at MSU Billings.

 

Contacts:

Kat Pfau, Dept. Chair for Transportation and Welding Fabrication, CCMSUB, 247-3044

University Relations, 657-2266

 

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — The last thing anyone wants to deal with during the dead of winter is a car that won’t start.

 

That’s why you should take advantage of the free winterization clinic to be hosted by automotive students and SkillsUSA Club members at City College at Montana State University Billings on Saturday, November 5.

 

Students, supervised by staff, will inspect vehicles (both foreign and domestic) for battery condition, safe tire pressures and conditions, proper fluid levels (including coolant), belt and hose inspection, and make recommendations as needed.

 

“There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your car, especially when you’re trying to start it at negative 20, which happens in Montana,” said Jarrid Jarvis, who is pursuing an associate’s degree in automotive technology.

 

Jarvis volunteered with the club last year and said about 40 cars came through the clinic.

 

“It was a really good experience. We got to meet a lot of people,” he said.

 

While not required, donations will be accepted with all funds raised going to help pay for the club’s spring trip with the SkillsUSA state competition in Havre. Last year’s team took home top awards in several competition areas, with four students even advancing to the national level competion.

 

Department Chair for Transportation and Welding Fabrication Katherine Pfau and SkillsUSA advisor said the clinic is a great way for the group to give back to the community.

 

“We really hope to have a great turn out,” she said.

 

Additionally, refreshments will be provided for people to enjoy while waiting for their vehicles to be looked over. 

 

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