Lincoln-Way Auto Students Help Seniors Prepare for Winter
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Winter weather may have come early this year, but now more than 40 senior citizens are prepared to drive when more weather hits.

For the second year in a row, Lincoln-Way Central has partnered with the Village of New Lenox and its Safe Communities America Coalition, the New Lenox NAPA, and Rocky Dellamano, COUNTRY Financial to provide free vehicle inspections to seniors (60+) to help them prepare for winter.

• Lincoln-Way automotive students, under supervision of an auto shop teacher, offered the following services:
• Check fluids – engine oil, trans fluid, brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid
• Check belts and hoses
• Inspect tires for tread wear, cracks and dry rot
• Inspect underside suspension and front end parts
• Load test batteries
• Check coolant strength for freeze protection
• Check headlights, turn signals, parking lamps and registration plate bulbs

“The students are doing a really good service, they’re practicing the skills they learned in class and they’re doing a wonderful thing for seniors. With the partnerships that we have with NAPA, Rocky Dellamano, COUNTRY Financial, everyone just working together to do nice things for seniors and get them ready for winter,” said Dan Martin, Safe Community Coordinator for the Village of New Lenox.

Seniors drove away feeling thankful for the students’ hard work. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” said Carol. “Love you (students) to death,” said Jean.