Ding & Dent Day

Published on: March 18, 2011

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Free vehicle repair clinic for military personnel & families

The DCTC Auto Body Collision Technology program and DCTC Student Life are hosting a Ding & Dent Day for U.S. Armed Forces veterans and active-duty personnel and their families. The free clinic is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2011, on the main Rosemount campus of Dakota County Technical College.

Ding & Dent Day

Free Vehicle Repair Clinic
Reserved for U.S. Armed Forces Veterans and Active-Duty Personnel and Their Families
Provided in Partnership by DCTC Auto Body Collision Technology and DCTC Student Life
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Appointment Times: 7 a.m. | 8 a.m. | 9 a.m. | 10 a.m. | 11 a.m.
Rosemount Campus | Dakota County Technical College

If you have other broken items or questions about something not listed below, please contact Gerry Rainford before the free clinic at 651-423-8324. Please keep in mind that DCTC ABCT students will be working on the vehicles. Because of the time frame, only smaller repairs will be offered during the free clinic. If larger repairs are needed, contact Gerry Rainford to set up an appointment for a later date.

To reserve an appointment, e-mail Student Life Director Nicole Meulemans and provide:
  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Your preferred appointment time:
    • 7 a.m.
    • 8 a.m.
    • 9 a.m.
    • 10 a.m.
    • 11 a.m.
  • Secondary appointment time in case your preferred appointment time is full
  • Appointment confirmations along with additional directions and instructions will be e-mailed to the first SIX CARS in each time slot
The FREE clinic will address the following services and repairs:
  • Small or light scratches in the paint
  • Scratches in the paint if the customer brings a factory brush touch-up pen
  • Buffing cloudy headlights for better visibility during night driving
  • Broken door handles inner or outer [Customer supplies part]
  • Bad window regulators [Customer supplies part]
  • Caved-in plastic bumper covers can be heated and returned to original shape
  • Broken headlights or taillights [Customer supplies part]
  • Burned-out bulbs for headlight, turn signal or running light [If not a specialty bulb]
  • Free donuts and coffee

Auto Body Collision Technology Instructor Gerry Rainford along with students in the ABCT program are volunteering their time and talents to say thank you to U.S. Armed Forces veterans and active-duty personnel and their families for their service to the nation and community.

If you have other broken items or questions about something not listed above, please contact Gerry Rainford before the free clinic at 651-423-8324. Please keep in mind that DCTC ABCT students will be working on the vehicles. Because of the time frame, only smaller repairs will be offered during the free clinic. If larger repairs are needed, contact Gerry Rainford to set up an appointment for a later date.

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3 Responses to Ding & Dent Day

  1. Saul Castillo says:

    Hi I have received an email from your program/class in my inverhills email. I am a veteran and i would love to bring my car in. I hope you can help me out. is there anything im supposed to bring like in? is my military ID okay for now?

    Thank you
    Saul Castillo

  2. Chris Hayes says:

    Please contact Gerry Rainford before the free clinic at gerry.rainford@dctc.edu or 651-423-8324.

  3. Todd Meitzel says:

    Received an email from ssg TJ smith, would love to provide an opportunity to help out your students. My 92 buick roadmaster estate wagon has cosmetic collision damage, left rear quarter. I could show up at 7 AM. My number is 612-859-4347.
    Thanks,

    Sgt. Todd A. Meitzel