Hybrid technology is no longer the wave of the future but the present for many automobile owners. Yet with most hybrids having five-year warranties, it’s unlikely that Plymouth South students taking auto repair as part of the school’s technical studies program will have the opportunity to work on a hybrid at school anytime soon. That’s why Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac, in an effort to expose tomorrow’s mechanics to today’s newest technology, held a special training session on hybrid technology for 14 auto repair students.
“For our kids who want to be auto mechanics, hybrid technology is what they’re going to need to know pretty much from Day One of their careers,” said Peter Gellar, automotive instructor at Plymouth South. “Getting an opportunity to see that technology up close and having access to Tracy’s technicians gives them a taste of what they can expect down the road.”
Rick McGue, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac service manager, led the training session. That included looking under the hood of Cadillac Escalade hybrid and Chevy Tahoe hybrid. Tracy Service Technician Steve Rasch also answered questions in between servicing the Escalade.
“When we sell somebody an automobile, it’s not a transaction but the beginning of a relationship. Our service technicians are integral part in the success or failure of that relationship,” said Jeff Tracy, president of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. “By having the kids visit the dealership, we’re hopefully doing more than showing them a new technology but demonstrating the critical role they can play in our industry.”
Taking part in the training were: Paul Bruggeman, Steven Cannucci, Nicholas Casella, Michael Crawford, Charles Holmes, Copley Lovell, Devin McGuire, Donald McAulay, Ryan Mulvey, Thomas Moore, Jimmy McMahon and Tim Dodge.
In addition to the training session, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac also sponsors the Driven Student program, which recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student’s given school.
So easy at Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac
For more than 80 years and three generations of dealers, the Tracy family has made it so easy for customers on the South Shore and greater Plymouth area to purchase new and used automobiles. Since its beginnings in 1992, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac has emphasized first-rate customer service and straightforward, bottom-line pricing with fair trade-ins every time–without the games or gimmicks you find at other dealerships. For more information on new and used trucks and automobiles, you can go to www.tracymotors.com or stop by the dealership, conveniently located at 137 Samoset Street, just off exit 6 on Route 3. For more information, or to make a service appointment, you can also call (800) 640-2884.