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Among the major expenses in our existence is transportation, though the automobile has been a milestone in this genre it remains a complicated and expensive utility to maintain. Carol Lavacot was a visionary and together with her friend in 1999 initiated a simple car repair question-and-answer platform called;, which was inspired by her husband and son, Bob and Ken. Trained Master Mechanics, Bob and Ken had operated a successful repair shop in uptown Whittier, California since 1985. Together they realized most people were helpless when it came to car repair, either when trying to fix a car themselves, or by depending on the trust of a repair shop or dealership.

Now, fully mature the expansion of the platform is inevitable. Plans to improve the core platform code, educate our youth and expand our expert team are slated to begin later this year. It’s my hope you will join me in my vision to help educate and facilitate anyone that wants to learn or work in the car repair field. With the removal of the industrial arts wing including auto shop classes across the nation young students, our hands-on learners, are left to fend for themselves and sadly many end up homeless and on the street.

Wouldn’t it be nice if these natural mechanical thinkers and doers could present a certificate of completion for basic automotive repairs and services at an entry-level position in the ever-growing car repair industry? I am Ken, Bob and Carol’s son, and now it’s my turn and I need your help. My vision is to create a set of online educational training courses that will provide a beginner video series with a test and certificate of completion once passed to anyone that wants to become an Automotive Repair Technician. These courses will include:

• Engine Oil Change
• Radiator Service
• Battery Replacement
• Headlight and Exterior Bulb Replacement
• Car Safety Inspection
• Front and Rear Brake Service
• Serpentine Belt Replacement
• Throttle Bore Service
• Engine Tune-up
• Fuel Injector Replacement
• Cooling System Hose Replacement
• Radiator Replacement
• MAF and Oxygen Sensor Replacement
• Gather and Read Diagnostic Trouble Codes

“In this time of life, we have the chance to make a difference, unlike any event in human history. The advent of the internet is breaking down the walls that separate us. Throughout your past, the best defense against this kind of behavior is to move away from it by empowering ourselves and assisting each other whenever possible.”

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Ken Lavacot
Raised $366 from 7 donations
Dana Point, CA
Maximiliam Andersen
Team member
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This team raised $524 from 18 other donations.

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