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Manchester Community College

NCAT126M Basic Car Care

with Marc Bellerose


This course will review basic car care and maintenance to provide participants with an understanding of the following topics:

  • Safety
  •  How a Car Works
    • Engine
    • Transmission
    • Brakes
    • Steering & Suspension
  • All those dash lights and what they mean
  • Checking Fluids and Fluid Types
  • Checking Tire Condition and Changing a Flat Tire
  • Your emergency kit
  • Talking to your technician and choosing a repair facility
  • Q&A - What specifically do you want to know?

The instructor will use hands on activities to provide practice to participants. Appropriate clothing and foot wear is required, safety glasses will be provided, and please bring your car owner’s manual!


Book recommended, but not required:

Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and RepairMichael E. Gray and Linda E. GrayRolling Hills Publishing, 3rd Ed.Paperback Textbook ISBN 978-1-62702-001-5

Manchester Community College


1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102 Get directions

Room: AUTO 2

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