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The AA is making the lives of women motorists easier.
They are offering women a course that gets them under the bonnet and clued up on things they need to know about their cars.
The one-day course aims at empowering female motorists of all ages to deal with the basics of roadside emergencies.
The course is also designed to provide a better understanding of how your car works to give you added peace of mind.
Each woman who attends the course receives a Know Your Car manual and is guided through this manual by the AA’s national technical training manager.
He puts you through your paces,using practical examples to make it relevant and useful.
He takes you through practical examples and tips, from the basics of the engine, braking and steering system, wheels and tyres and occupant restraint systems to basic vehicle maintenance and pre-trip inspections.
To end it all off, the women take a tour of the AA workshop so they can get better acquainted with car parts – however, no overalls are needed as it is a show and tell format.
There is also a question and answer session during which you can ask those questions that you’re dying to ask but are too embarrassed or inhibited to ask your male counterparts.
“After the course you will definitely be better equipped to know when your car has a problem, what to look out for, and how to check the potential problem areas,” says the AA’s Leon du Plessis.
“You will also have a better understanding of your car’s operation and its basic care needs.”
You can attend the course on any day from Monday to Friday, running from 9:00 to 15:30 (minimum numbers apply) at the AA’s training facility in Midrand.
The full course, including all materials, is offered at only R500 per person.
There is a 10 percent discount for AA members.
l Should you be interested in attending, contact Leon du Plessis on 011 347 9300 or e-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booking is essential.