Brown Motors Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Ford Lincoln Mercury of Petoskey, MI donated an on-car brake lathe to Petoskey High School’s automotive technology program.
The lathe, which resurfaces brake drums and disks, is estimated to be worth approximately $5000 if purchased new.
Adam Hausler, instructor for the PHS auto tech program, said the lathe is essential for his students because they are currently attempting to become re-certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation in the areas of brakes, electrical & electronic systems, engine performance, suspension & steering. Hausler added that this certification allows his program to receive additional funding from the State of Michigan; plus, it is a cause of bragging rights for the program!
Rick Kline, service manager for Brown Motors, explained his company decided to make the donation after consolidating its two dealerships.
Pictured with the brake lathe are (from left) Rick Babcock, Automotive Service Excellence Master Technician for Brown Motors, Kline, Hausler, and Craig MacDonald, para-professional for the PHS auto technology program.
Brown Motors actively supports the Petoskey community which supports them. Owners Steve & Erik Brown believe that, “We are community driven. We are all members of this community and we need to work together to support each other!”
Read all about Brown Motors at www.brownmotors.com.