After using a jack to lift the car, Witucki showed students how to remove the tire lug nuts and noted he rotates tires every 5,000 miles. “I rotate every time I do an oil change,” he noted. “I get more miles out of my tires. With the price of tires, if you can get a few more miles, it is a gift.”
He also talked with students about the tools they would need for basic maintenance and repairs, as well as how much those tools would cost. Witucki estimates he saves $50 to $80 each time he changes his vehicle’s oil and rotates the tires.
UW-Stout sophomore Megan Copeland, a marketing and business education major from St. Michael, Minn., attended the session after her mom suggested it.
“I recently put air in my car tires for the first time,” Copeland said. “This was really a lot of good information. If anything were to happen with my car, I have a little extra knowledge. I do think it will be a help in the future.”
Senior Stephan Knotek, an information and communication technologies major from St. Paul, said he also enjoyed learning more about vehicle maintenance.
“It was all very good information,” Knotek said. “The one thing I learned the most about was tire rotation, which will help me save money in the future.”