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See how fast high school tech students can change a tire

You might call this a motorhead contest.

High school students will take part in an auto tech competition at Erie Community College Jan. 13 that tests their skills diagnosing car troubles and changing tires.

One competition features teams of two high school seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. In another, juniors will compete against a stopwatch in an Olympic-style format to dismount and mount tires using a tire-changing machine.

Ford Motor Company will provide six 2018 Ford Escapes for the students to work on during the NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition.

The competition will be held at the Vehicle Technology Training Center at ECC, 5885 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m.

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