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Basic Automotive Education offered Sept. 5-26

GRINNELL – With all the changes in automotive technology over the past decade, new and experienced drivers alike are often at a loss for how to handle basic vehicle maintenance. Drivers of all ages and genders will feel more confident about their vehicles and how to care for them by enrolling in Iowa Valley Continuing Education’s Basic Automotive Education course. The course will be held in Grinnell on four Tuesdays, Sept. 5-26.

Iowa Valley Grinnell’s Automotive Technology instructor and experienced mechanic, Steven Koch, will cover the basics of maintaining a personal vehicle, including tires, oil, electrical issues, and required service maintenance such as warning light meanings and issues. This class will include lecture, demonstrations, and the use of hand tools. Participants will learn how to determine when a vehicle needs immediate attention from a service center and how to make better decisions about repairing a vehicle in a safe and cost-effective manner.

Classes will be held at Iowa Valley Grinnell, 123 6th Ave. West in Grinnell, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Cost of the course is $49.

Register by calling Iowa Valley Continuing Education at (641) 752-4645 or online at

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