FHHS Students Prepare for the Open Road

Posted on 10/17/2019
Greg Mertz with Len's Auto Repair speaks with FHHS students


It is FHSD’s goal to prepare students for the future – their future careers, their future life, and their future in the real world. A group of FHHS students recently participated in a Real World Wednesday event that taught them basic vehicle maintenance. Representatives from Len’s Auto Repair were invited to teach the students a variety of skills, including how to check tire pressure, how to change a spare tire, how to jumpstart a car and more.

FHHS students look under the hood of the car“Vehicle maintenance is kind of a lost art,” shared Greg Mertz with Len’s Auto Repair. “Twenty-five years ago, kids were taught how to change tires by their parents, but that generally doesn’t happen anymore.”

During the lesson, students had the opportunity to ask questions and look under the hood as Mertz and his coworker explained the different parts. They also learned where their spare tire and tools are in case they need to change a flat. “You may be in a place where you have no cell service and you can’t get help,” shared FHHS Library Media Specialist Susan Robison. “I want to make sure they are prepared for those situations.”

FHHS student Shaena Billups appreciated the class that may save her in an emergency one day, but will also save her some money. “These are skills that you can easily do at home rather than going straight to a shop and paying someone,” said Billups. With this helpful insight, students will be better prepared for any bumps or potholes they may come across down the road.

FHHS student checks tire pressure     Greg Mertz from Len's Auto Repair speaks with FHHS students

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