Car Maintenance - Beginners
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About this course
Running a car is not a cheap process. Fuel costs, repairs and servicing can all have a significant impact on your bank balance, so why not join us for some practical guidance in getting to understand how your car works and save yourself some money at the same time. No previous experience is necessary, just a genuine interest.
What will I learn?
The course aims to provide you with a basic introduction to how a vehicle works.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • How to keep the cost of motoring down and avoid expensive garage bills
  • Basic understanding of how your vehicle works: engine, transmission, brakes, steering, electrics, fuel systems, exhaust systems and bodywork
  • Making you more aware of the importance of basic safety measures including scheduling for regular safety checks
  • Monitoring all aspects of car and engine systems and developing an ability to conduct basic repairs and maintenance
  • Carry out fundamental checks for the MOT
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements associated with this course.
Study, assessment and qualifications
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information
You will need to bring overalls and hard-capped boots with you for working in the workshop.
What could I do next?
You can progress to enrol on our Car Maintenance - Intermediate course, or any other courses offered here at Wiltshire College.