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Andy’s Auto Service to host interactive workshop for new drivers

 

Andy’s Auto Service will once again host its signature workshop for new and soon-to-be new drivers, ages 14 and up, on Thursday, May 10, from 6-8:30 p.m.

The event, which was last held in the fall of 2017, teaches teenagers basic automotive maintenance so they can be safe and responsible behind the wheel.

Since it’s held in a fully-functional repair facility and led by Andy Dugas – owner and head mechanic of Andy’s Auto Service – participants will gain hands-on automotive experience. And, upon completion, they’ll be able to check oil/tire pressure, change a flat tire, jump start a dead battery, and more!

In addition, a member of the Bridgeville Police Department will discuss how to interact with an officer during a traffic stop and the importance of not texting while driving.

Dugas came up with the idea for this type of workshop after realizing that there weren’t many resources available to teach his teenage daughter safe driving skills.

“There weren’t any programs out there that could provide her with useful driving information,” Dugas said of his daughter, who turned 16 two years ago. “Thinking about all of the things that she needed to know is what sparked the idea and from there it just grew.”

Since the first workshop was held in 2016, nearly 100 local teenagers have attended and taken the “Road Safety Pledge” – a promise participants sign to refrain from distracted driving.

“This is a very good program and I think more people should attend, both kids and adults,” officer Roger Itzel, of the Bridgeville Police Department, said after a previous workshop.

For more information, or to register, click here.

About Andy’s Auto Service: Located in the heart of Bridgeville at 718 Bower Hill Road, Andy’s Auto Service is a family-owned business that offers more than 25-years of experience in complete collision and mechanical repair. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality work and superior customer service and pass the discounts that we receive on parts direct to our customers. All work is guaranteed!

 

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