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Will Riviere, Senior at DHHS 

President, Founder

2006 CRM Miata GT

@will_riviere

rivierew2@gmail.com

 

Reid Lockliear, Junior at DHHS

Vice President

2018 Porsche Macan

 

Owen Ohlson, Senior at DHHS

Subaruman

2016 Subaru BRZ

Car Club

ABOUT

Dana Hills Car Club is an organization created to bring anyone with a passion for cars together. 

We meet at Cars and Coffee every Saturday morning to create a sense of community and a place to discuss all vehicles with four wheels.

First Semester Service Project: Basic Vehicle Inspection

Car club organized a meeting on the 23rd of November to teach other students at our school and the community the basics of inspecting your vehicle to determine its condition. The skills taught can be applied to becoming more familiar with your own vehicle, or being able to discover areas of concern when purchasing a vehicle from a private party sale.

Learning
Owen, a founding member of car club, is teaching two fellow students what lies under the hood of his car. He is explaining the purpose of the alternator and the ECU.
Engine check
Owen is explaining the significance of the levels of fluid in the reservoirs found with orange caps. "These should never be higher or lower than the line indicated, always check every couple of months where these levels are. This one right here is the master cylinder. If there isn't enough fluid in here you run the risk of losing your brakes entirely. "
Oil change
Owen is beginning the process of changing oil on your car. He is explaining how you must take the filler cap off first before draining the oil.
Dipstick
We removed the dipstick from Owen's car to check the condition of his oil and his oil level. This is another key measurement to take every 2-3 thousand miles. In older Mazdas, like Will's Miata, the engine runs the risk of burning a concerning amount of oil which can pose the risk of you running your engine dry. 
Battery corrosion
We observed that our student's car had a leak of battery acid, and we explained how this was dangerous and an indicator it was time for him to get a new battery. It was starting to corrode through his firewall and prolonged corrosion can wear the connections on the wires to where his car wouldn't start.
tire wear
Our final inspection point was a tire tread depth test. We tested the depth of everyone's cars and compared them to the Miata with a fresh set of tires. Every car in our lineup, except the Miata, needed a new set of tires, something we wouldn't have found out without our information session.
basic course
At the end of our basics course, we had those in attendance come sit in our cars and get a feel of rowing through gears and using a clutch pedal. 

OUR CArS

Mazda
Will's 2006 Copper Red Mica Mazda Miata, 6 speed manual
Subaru
Owen's 2016 Subaru BRZ, 6 speed manual

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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INFO

Meet in the Dana Hills parking lot for basic car inspection and safety checks on 11/26

Meet at South OC Cars and Coffee at the San Clemente Outlets at 8:30am on 11/23

Meet at South OC Cars and Coffee at the San Clemente Outlets at 8:30am on 11/16

Meet at South OC Cars and Coffee at the San Clemente Outlets at 8:30am on 11/9

Meet at South OC Cars and Coffee at the San Clemente Outlets at 8:30am on 11/2

Meet at South OC Cars and Coffee at the San Clemente Outlets at 8:30am on 10/26

Meet at South OC Cars and Coffee at the San Clemente Outlets at 8:30am on 10/19

Meet at South OC Cars and Coffee at the San Clemente Outlets at 8:30am on 10/12

Meet at South OC Cars and Coffee at the San Clemente Outlets at 8:30am on 10/5