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My First Car


A car is a huge responsibility for your teen. In My First Car, campers will learn all the basics needed to properly take care of a first car so that it lasts, including routine maintenance and repairs so they can do it themselves and save money. This camp will discuss what needs professional attention and how to properly explain what’s wrong with a car. Campers will also learn what to look for when buying used so they get the most for their money. Make your teen’s first car experience a great experience with this My First Car camp!

Entering Grades: 9th - 10th
Camp Fee: $189
Course Number: CYC-1003

Dates: July 25-28, 2016
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Welcome, Introductions & Expectations
  • Introduction to Automotive Safety
  • How to identify an automobile, (year, make, model)
  • Learn and decode VIN #’s
  • How to buy a used automobile (price, insurance)
  • What is the best vehicle for your needs?
  • Learn what your dash gauges mean
  • How to lift a vehicle on a hoist


Day Two

  • Perform a full service oil change
  • Learn how to reset that oil change light in your dash
  • Learn what oil does to the engine
  • Identify major components on an automobile
  • How to adjust air pressure in tires properly and safely
  • How to check and identify fluids


Day Three

  • Changing flat tires
  • How to change light bulbs properly
  • Basic preventative maintenance
  • Change wiper blades
  • How to test automotive batteries
  • Identify different types of batteries
  • How to locate and change an automotive battery
  • How to jump start a vehicle safely


Day Four

  • How to mount and balance tires
  • Identify tire wear patterns
  • How to wash and wax a vehicle properly
  • How to find a certified repair facility
  • TPMS systems
  • How to make sure your vehicle passes a safety inspection

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