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Car Care Academy

GET CAR SMART

Learn the basics to keep your car running newer, longer.

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312.462.0070
1558 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-2809
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MON-FRI:
6:00am-8:00pm
SAT:
7:00am-6:00pm
SUN:
8:00am-5:00pm
Christmas Eve: 7:00am-4:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
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Car Care Academy

Firestone Complete Auto Care locations across the United States are available to conduct free, hands-on Car Care Academies for drivers like you. These interactive workshops will educate your group members about the importance of vehicle maintenance, safety and how to keep your car running newer, longer.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

CAR CARE BASICS

By attending one of our Car Care Academies, members of your group will learn:

  • How to check a vehicle’s fluid levels, including washer fluid, brake fluid, engine oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid and power steering fluid.
  • How to make your vehicle more fuel efficient.
  • What types of tires are on the market today and how to read the lettering on these tires.
  • How to check tire tread depth and why it’s important.
  • How to check tire inflation pressure with a gauge.
  • What vehicle alignment is and why it is important.
  • Why preventive maintenance is necessary.

The Car Care Academy is designed to teach car care basics. Always see a professional for complete vehicle service and maintenance. The experts at Firestone Complete Auto Care are here to help.

Car Care Academy Class
Care Care Academy Youth Program

YOUTH ACADEMY

AGES 13-18

The Car Care Academy for Youth meets many of the requirements for Girl Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of America merit badges.

Girl Scouts of America Car Care Badge
To earn the Car Care Badge, a Scout must complete five steps pertaining to: 1) basic maintenance; 2) vehicle safety; 3) safe driving; 4) emergencies; 5) environmental concerns. The Car Care Academy program satisfies the requirements of Step 1 and may be expanded to satisfy the requirements of Step 2 and/or Step 4.  

Boy Scouts of America Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge
To earn the Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge, a Scout must complete 12 steps covering topics which include safety, general maintenance, basic systems knowledge, tire basics and more. Step 12 requires Scouts to explore career options in the automotive industry.

The Car Care Academy meets many of the merit badge requirements and the local Firestone Complete Auto Care presenter may, at the request of the Scout leader, expand the program to meet additional requirements.

To schedule a Car Care Academy for an organization or school group, please email Social@bfusa.com.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’re here to help you with your car care needs. Check out our video tutorials for some helpful hints.

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