September 27, 2013

Ivy Tech to host ‘All Jacked Up’ clinic

From staff reports

---- — KOKOMO — Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo Region, is partnering with American Driving Academy and Z Tech Rhino Linings and Audio Plus for the college’s second community car clinic.

The clinic, named “All Jacked Up,” will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Ivy Tech Automotive Institute, 1942 E. North St., and will focus on basic skills that every driver should master.

Admission is free and the clinic is intended for ages 14 and older. The clinic will include drawings for door prizes and free lunch catered by Parrett’s Catering. The first 100 participants will receive an “All Jacked Up” T-shirt.

The clinic will include mini-seminars on:

• Proper tire inflation and how to change a flat tire

• How to check automotive fluids

• How to properly jump-start a vehicle, and more.

Participants also will have hands-on opportunities to test their driving skills and safety knowledge:

• Courtesy of AAA Hoosier Motor Club and American Driving Academy, drivers can participate in a car rodeo, negotiating a serpentine obstacle course to compete for prizes for best times with a chance to see what texting while driving can mean.

• The Kokomo Police Department will offer “sobriety tests” for people wearing “beer goggles” that demonstrate the effects of drinking on vision, motor – and driving – skills.

• And the Z Tech Audio Sound-off will test participants’ vehicle sound systems to measure volume against legal limits – and each other.

For more information, contact Mitchell Gauger at 800-459-0561, ext. 237, or mgaug