Kathy Beazley
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Photo credit: Avondale Dealerships Young teenage women from the National Charity League – Southlake Chapter learn about car maintenance from Mercedes-Benz of Grapevine

On Tuesday, January 10, Mercedes-Benz of Grapevine, a part of the Avondale Dealerships family, hosted a basic car maintenance class at their 1300 Texan Trail location for young teenage women from the National Charity League – Southlake Chapter.

After a welcome and introduction by Zach Gilbert, general manager of Mercedes-Benz of Grapevine, shop foremen Ryan Beck and Geoff Fisher covered topics like vehicle safety, driving etiquette and roadside assistance. The teens also learned what to do when you get pulled over, how to change a tire, jumpstarting a battery, and what key items to keep in your vehicle. This was a great learning opportunity since most of the girls are 15 to 16 years of age and are just beginning to drive.

“Teaching basic car maintenance to teenagers to ensure they are safe on the road and their car stays in tip-top shape is a very important life lesson,” states Gilbert. “Mercedes-Benz of Grapevine is honored that we can help National Charity League and other teens assume greater responsibility for their car.”

Getting their own car is a right of passage for many teenagers. After getting a license and selecting the right car, the next step for them is to learn how to conduct simple car maintenance. In the end, keeping a car maintained can go a long way toward keeping it–and teen drivers–safe on the road.

Avondale has provided monetary and volunteer support to hundreds of North Texas charities over the last 30 plus years. The company typically focuses on partnering with organizations whose goals mirror the following Avondale Spirit pillars – Service, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Innovative, and Trust.

About Avondale Dealerships

Avondale Dealerships is part of Avondale Group, an innovative business led by a team with decades of success and experience in the automotive industry. Avondale is supported by members who have an incredible spirit for delivering an elevated client experience. The Spirit of Avondale runs deep and is channeled in multiple ways to care for the local community. Avondale Dealerships operate Mercedes-Benz of Grapevine, Porsche Grapevine, Sprinter Grapevine, Aston Martin Dallas, Bentley Dallas, Koenigsegg Dallas, McLaren Dallas, Maserati Dallas, Pininfarina Dallas and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dallas. In addition, the company manages Avondale Collision & Repair, and Avondale Select, a subscription service for luxury vehicles. For more information, please visit:

About National Charity League -  Southlake Chapter

National Charity League (NCL) -  Southlake Chapter is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Members shall reside in the city of Southlake, Texas, or attend Carroll ISD schools. Like all NCL chapters, Southlake aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together. Since its inception in 1997, the Southlake Chapter of NCL, Inc. has continued its commitment to the core values of NCL, Inc. and its vision to develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come. For more information, visit

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