Several young women from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio recently traded
|Owens Assistant Professor of Transportation Technologies
Randy Rubley assists (L to R) Liza Mulder of Toledo, Sarah
Rumple of Perrysburg and Samantha Laramie of Holland in
changing an oil filter within a vehicle.
their vests and badges in for wrenches and tire gauges as the group rolled up their sleeves to learn about basic car maintenance at Owens Community College’s annual “Car Sense” day.
Founded in 1998 by the College’s Department of Transportation Technologies, Owens’ “Car Sense” program is designed to provide young women with an opportunity to learn about and recognize potential car problems and become familiar with the preventive maintenance associated with their vehicles in a fun hands-on learning environment.
The morning session provided attendees with information specific to preventive maintenance, oil changes, tire rotation and balance, emergency kits, brake inspection and where to go for car service, among other topics.
The afternoon session placed the Girl Scouts in the Transportation Technologies Center lab where they participated in such hands-on activities as checking tire pressure with a gauge, completing brake inspections, checking the condition of the windshield wiper blades, changing a tire, and changing a vehicle’s oil and filter, along with other maintenance activities.
All program activities were led by Owens faculty, staff and alumni from the Department of Transportation Technologies.