WHEN: August 14, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: UEI College, 2027 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA, 92058
UEI College in Oceanside will host a Community Car Care Event that is free and open to the public on August 14, 2023. Instructors and students from the college’s Automotive Technician program, along with professionals from various local automotive repair businesses, will provide free 14-point inspections of vehicles and make recommendations to address any potential issues.
“This is a unique service-learning event where our Automotive Technician students will engage with people in the community and gain valuable hands-on experience,” said Automotive Instructor George Hammel. “The event gives any member of the public the opportunity to participate in preventative vehicle maintenance and we will provide tips and information to help people become more car care aware so they can avoid the hassle associated with unexpected car trouble.”
The 14-point inspection that students, instructors, and local mechanics will provide includes checking the functionality of basic vehicle equipment, filters, drive shaft, brakes, suspension, exhaust, steering, fluid levels, battery condition, and more.
UEI’s Automotive Technician Training program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on shop training they need to become entry-level automotive technicians. The automotive training program provides students with instruction on maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing automobiles. The program combines the theoretical aspects of automotive diagnostics with hands-on training in a shop environment, enabling students to service and repair any type of automobile. The 10-month program familiarizes students with basic and advanced automotive technologies through a curriculum covering engine theory, fuel systems, electrical diagnostics, ignition systems, tune-ups, automatic transmissions, wheel alignment, and onboard computerized engine control.