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Teen Driver Ed

The NCM Motorsports Park and the National Corvette Museum offer a series of driver’s education clinics to help teens and adults become safer drivers. Each course is tailored to a specific audience.

Programs available

Tire Rack Street Survival

The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience are provided for each student.

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® program is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

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MEchanics at the National Corvette Museum

This course is designed primarily for teen drivers and their parents, though any gender or age is welcome! The class goes over the basics to make attendees more knowledgeable about their car, and better consumers.

Cost is only $20 and includes Museum admission. Contact Stephanie Morrill to register at stephanie@corvettemuseum.org or (270) 467-8837.

What MEchanics will cover:

  • Under the hood: Air filters 101; Fluids and where they live; How to check, fill fluids, how often to check?
  • Controls and Warning Lights: Check engine light; Other controls and warning lights
  • Electrical and Owner’s Manual Review: Location of battery & how to jump start a car; Location of fuse box; Get to know your owner’s manual
  • Tires: How to change a flat; How to check tire pressure, add air, TPWS Tire Pressure Warning System; How to read a tire code (new but “old”); Wear patterns and wear bars; What to consider when purchasing new tires
  • Driving Simulators
  • Emergency situations: What to carry in your car
  • Body: Changing a head/tail/blinker light; Changing wiper blades; Brakes & Pads; Cleaning and care of your car

In addition to our scheduled events, the Museum offers “MEchanics” workshops for groups of a minimum of 20.

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