Basic tips to help with maintenance of your car

This is an introductory short course that covers the basic knowledge that a car owner needs to have in order to look after a vehicle between services.
The participants will learn basic automotive tasks from checking oil to changing tyres in a safe and controlled environment. Held in our automotive workshop this course is ideal for first car owners or anyone with no prior knowledge of basic mechanics.

What can I learn?

Understanding the owner's manual
Check that all exterior lights are working
Check that glass surfaces are clean and free from chips, cracks and scratches
Check that the windscreen wipers and washers operate efficiently
Check the wiper rubbers are secure and in good condition
Test the handbrake to ensure it 'holds' the car
Check tyre pressure and tyre condition including tread depth
Change a flat tyre
Under bonnet checks will include oil and fluid levels, battery water level, windscreen washer fluid, engine coolant, power steering fluid and brake and clutch fluid.
Check and change globes and fuses

Course code
SC655
On campus
Dandenong, Frankston