NIC’s Auto Technology program is now soliciting vehicles from employees and students to make repairs for the cost of parts and a minimal shop fee. The shop fee is $15, $40, or $70 depending on length of repair. Auto Technology can service most makes/models, but prefer vehicles less than 12 years old. The services performed will coincide with material currently taught in automotive classes.
For Spring Semester 2013, the department will be focusing on general maintenance (no oil changes), cooling systems, timing belts, CV axles/U-joints, brakes, steering/suspension, and alignment repairs.
Email Mark Magill at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if Automotive Technology can help out.
Additionally, other repair options may be available on a limited basis: starting and charging, body electrical, check engine light, drivability/performance, and drivetrain. Email Steven Schlauch at email@example.com for the above repairs.
Automotive Technology has the option to refuse service at any time if the vehicle does not meet educational needs. Since students are limited to only a few hours of repair time per day, there is no guarantee of completion time. All repairs are quoted, including parts and labor, before work begins. Any profit generated is directed toward a student scholarship fund or equipment purchases for the program.
All parts that are installed are purchased through NIC Automotive Technology and are charged at list prices (this may vary from customer retail). Customer-supplied parts cannot be installed. All installed parts will be original equipment or the equivalent. Automotive Technology will not perform performance upgrades.