CCCTC Automotive Mechanics Students Offering Battery Testing

Shown in photo from right to left are CCCTC Automotive Mechanics students Wyatt Korb, Clearfield Area High School; and Adam Reese, Philipsburg Osceola Area High School using Snap-On D-TAC Elite battery tester.

During the month of February, the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center (CCCTC) is joining others across the nation to celebrate Career and Technical Education month.  Students in the Automotive Mechanics program would like to remind you to make sure you don’t forget about your vehicle’s battery, charging and starting systems. These should be checked once a year to prevent you from being stranded with a dead battery. Your vehicle’s battery stores electrical energy and the starter converts that energy into mechanical force to turn the engine for starting. The alternator produces electric current to replace what the starter used from the battery during start-up, and supports electrical loads when the engine is running.  Over time, driving habits such as frequent engine on/off cycles will cause more wear on the starter than a simple trip back and forth to work. Other factors include: driving and weather conditions, mileage, vehicle age or electrical draws such as in-vehicle entertainment systems. Other things to watch for are your headlights and interior lights dimming, your check engine and/or battery light coming on, or accessories that fail to operate.

 Students and faculty at CCCTC will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate “National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.”  CTE Month provides programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE makes students college-and career-ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand occupation fields.

To have your vehicle tested with the latest diagnostic equipment and have these items checked out at CCCTC, call 814-765-5308.

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