From the Fauquier Now website:
The clanking of metal and hissing of pneumatic echo through the small garage.
Six vehicles wait for diagnostic tests or repairs.
Tucked away in the back annex of Fauquier High School, students learn basic mechanical skills on electrical systems, brakes, emissions equipment and more in two automotive technology courses.
This semester, 15 students from Liberty, Kettle Run and Fauquier high schools take the three-hour electives in the program, which ranks among the nation’s best.
On this Thursday afternoon, Automotive Technology I students rotate every 15 minutes to a different donated vehicles as they learn to diagnose engine and electrical problems.
“I took the class to keep up with my dad, who’s a tow truck driver,” said Kettle Run junior Alyssa, the only female student. “His work interests me.”