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Friday, 05 May 2017 17:36

Preston High School Student-Repaired Vehicle Ready for Auction

Written by Emily Livengood, KNIGHT NEWS

Knight News Preston High Repair
Students in Preston High School's Auto Collision Repair class repaired a 2005 Chevy Malibu LT.


After a wreck that left a car nearly ready for the junkyard, Preston High School’s Auto Collision Repair class in Kingwood, WV came to the rescue.

According to instructor Chipp Lott, as a result of the accident, the 2005 gold Chevy Malibu LT needed a new left fender and bumpers, both left doors repaired, and the quarter panel repaired... all work that needed to be done in 90-minute class periods.


“While working on the car, students gained knowledge of all aspects of repairing a damaged vehicle,” said Lott.


Among the necessary body repair, students also learned how to paint a car, complete a buff and wax, and complete detail work.


“While repairing, I learned that people need to pay attention to what they’re doing,” said Alex Chipps, a senior who worked on the car since it first came into the shop.


After a year and a half of work, the car looks and runs as good as new, according to Lott. The Chevy Malibu has 118,710 mileage and a 3.5-liter V6 engine auto-transmission. An auction will be held for the car with a starting sealed bid of $1,900. All proceeds will go to Lott’s Auto Collision repair class for future projects and supplies.


We would like to thank Preston County News Journal for reprint permission.

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