About 20 girls came out to the first annual Girls Auto Know day camp at Hutchings Career Center today. The three-day event is devoted to helping girls fix cars.
Ashanti Macon, a student at the Hutchings Career Center says, "Today, we're changing tires, we're learning how to unscrew the bolts and take the rims off and we're learning how to screw them back on and how to lift up the car."
The high school tenth graders got a crash course in fixing a flat.
The girls caught on quickly and Kierra Jones says, "The hardest part is putting the tire back on because you have to line it up and it's hard to see it when you're trying to put it back on by yourself."
The program also teaches girls how to change the oil in their car and troubleshoot under the hood.
Ashanti Macon says, "I love this program because now I know how to change tires by myself, I won't need anyone to help me."
The girls say the most important thing to remember when changing a tire is tightening the bolts.
"If they're not tightened if you are working at a repair shop, you can get fired because it blows the tire off whenever you start to drive." says Howard High School student, Kierra Jones.
With summer coming, many students are out of school and on the road. Maria Paula-Rodriguez says everyone should should know how to deal with car trouble.
"You feel more confident, and it's the kind of things you should know as a teenager." says Paula-Rodriguez.
The camp is free and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you missed this camp, you can sign up for the Magic camp in July where girls will learn construction techniques and will walk away with pink tools and a pink hard hat.