Age Group: Adolescent, Young Adult
For Use By: Young People
Recommended For: Individuals, Group Training, Schools
Publishing Date: 2002
Everything you need to know to make smart choices about buying a used car.
Erik the car dude dreams about beautiful cars - like the '93 Thunderbird he spotted in a used car lot. But he's also pretty savvy about cars and knows from experience that looks aren't everything. So he wasn't about to get suckered by the salesman into buying a car until he had it checked by an independent auto mechanic. Good thing he did. He found out that the transmission was about to fail. Erik didn't have any problem saying "thanks but no thanks" to this dream.
Lucky for the viewers, Erik likes to share his knowledge about cars. Car Dreams is Erik's tour of what to look for in a car before you even consider taking it to an auto mechanic for inspection. Even for teens who know nothing about cars, this interactive experience is fun, easy to understand, and thorough. For teachers, it's a great tool for giving teens a solid foundation in smart consumerism, especially when it comes to buying a used car.
Interactive photos, sounds, actions, and information show what to look for when checking out a used car. Erik covers a lot of ground as he explains how to thoroughly inspect a car, what to look for when taking it for a test drive, different types of insurance, and car titles. There's even a game to test your knowledge.
Teens can watch this CD-ROM by themselves and have fun pointing and clicking their way through the program. Teachers can use this in a group setting, and will enjoy the accompanying Discussion Guide on CD.
CD-Rom product usage rights: One CD is required per computer. CDs may not be duplicated, installed onto multiple computers, or broadcast over a computer network
Car Dreams is available on CD-ROM, and is found on Vstreet, a life-skills website for teens. Click here for a tour on Vstreet.
This is also available as a 5 Pack