Education and training workshops at Caroline’s Cars
At Caroline’s Cars we firmly believe in offering people simple, open access to education about the various aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs. This way, we hope to alleviate potential intimidation of consumers and fraudulent activity, both of which are sadly still present within the garage industry. I am currently running beginners classes as detailed below.
Most women have little or no knowledge about their cars and find a visit to the garage an intimidating experience. They also feel more likely to be ripped off than men. Sounds familiar? Like to know more? Then my classes could be just the thing for you!
However, we have had a number of requests from men for classes too, as apparently many of them happily admit that they know nothing about their cars either! Therefore, we now offer mixed sex classes as well as female only ones, which allows husband/wife father/daughter combinations etc. When you enquire, please state whether you require ladies only or a mixed class.
We currently run two different classes:
Basic vehicle maintenance
This class costs £29, lasts for two hours and is normally run on a Wednesday evening. It will teach you how to perform basic checks to your vehicle. For example, I’ll teach you how to check your oil and water levels, how to check the condition of your tyres and put air in them and how to change a wheel. I’ll also show you what happens when you take your car for an MOT or service. This includes showing you some of the main parts like brake pads and spark plugs, and explaining how they work. The class includes free refreshments, a participation certificate, a booklet outlining everything covered and a £25 worth of Caroline’s Cars vouchers.
Basic vehicle maintenance and servicing
This class, costs £49, lasts for four hours and is normally run on a Sunday. It includes all the basic training as above, plus the chance to ‘muck in’ and help out with a service. Here you will get the chance to change engine oil and oil filter, air filter, spark plugs and complete an industry standard service check list which will be yours to take home as a memento. In addition a buffet lunch is included, a participation certificate, a booklet outlining everything covered and a £50 worth of Caroline’s Cars vouchers.
Classes assume no prior knowledge or experience and are suitable for complete beginners. Training is friendly, informal and ‘hands on’. Both classes finish with a chance to chat about what has been learnt.
For more details or to book a place please call or email me. We also offer gift vouchers, an ideal present for that ‘hard to buy for’ friend or relative.
What the Papers Say…
‘The course offered clear, friendly instruction coupled with a willingness to answer numerous questions. I also found the brochure we were given very helpful as it mirrored what actually happened on the course.’
Lena Rutter, Eastern Daily Press
‘Caroline explains even the smallest detail in a matter-of-fact, friendly manner and nothing is too much trouble.’
Annie Hirst, EDP Norfolk Magazine
‘I was amazed to find that I enjoyed an evening spent poking around in a car engine, with hands on experience of removing a wheel and far from being rendered nuts by wheel nuts, I was genuinely fascinated.’
Rowan Mantell, Norwich Evening News