Introduction to Tools and Basic Mechanics

Next Available: Sat, 26 Oct 10:00AM
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Introduction to car mechanics and maintenance for women

Session 1 of Ladies Car Club Course

Have you ever wanted to fix your own car? Have you felt you couldn’t ask questions about basic mechanics? Well this is the workshop for you!

With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, this course will demystify car engines and general operation, and introduce the important tricks and tools of the mechanics trade to encourage women to be more proactive in learning about and fixing and maintaining their own cars.

Women often feel there aren’t opportunities to learn about basic mechanics and the workings of cars and this workshop aims to provide a safe, supportive and encouraging environment to empower women to take more control over the things they use and value daily

Over four x 3hr sessions, participants will be guided through a number of practical issues to identify common problems, with solutions that can be applied to most cars, vans and trucks.  These are issues that all car owners, or prospective drivers will face at some point in their driving life.

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Session 1 – Introduction to Tools and Basic Mechanics

Includes; common terms and phrases, tools and how to use them, car interiors and general car operation, fuses and overview of the engine, preventative safety and checks for travelling distances, common DIY things you can do yourself

Each session combines theory, demonstration and hands-on practice, so participants will leave feeling confident they can trouble-shoot potential problems, approach basic car maintenance themselves, cope with emergencies, and be better equipped to deal with the car industry and mechanics.

Participants will be able to ask questions, share experiences, and put their learning into practice in an intimate and supportive women-only environment.

Come join the Women’s Car Club!

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Trainer  -  

Petra Ohrt was born in a small village in Germany and grew up surrounded by mechanically minded and capable men.   She learnt to drive tractors from a young age, and apprenticed as a mechanic before studying mechanical engineering, coming to live in Australia in 2006. She is passionate about DIY mechanics and loves tinkering with and riding her bicycle and motorbike in her spare time.  She also enjoys German books and film, crafting, yoga and furniture restoration.

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What you will learn
  • Demystify car engines and general operation
What you will get
  • Hands-on learning
  • Handouts
  • Confidence in buying and maintaining a car

What to bring
  • Pen and paper
What to wear

Clothes you don't mind getting dirty

Appropriate for

Those interested in demystify car engines and general operation