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Women and cars: it’s the subject of many jokes – and not a few workshop calendars.

But Ang McDermott hopes to change all that. The love of her red Valiant Charger has prompted her to launch a course ‘Under Your Bonnet – Car Basics For Women’.

‘I came up with the idea because I know that being able to do the basics with my car has saved me money and time not having to rely on other people – she is an old girl and needs extra special love,’ says Ang.

‘Over the years girlfriends have been stuck with flat tyres, overheating engines and a myriad of other minor problems that have left them stranded.

‘I hope the women doing the course will leave with more knowledge about their car. I hope they feel empowered with a sense of achievement at changing a tyre on their own.’

During the two and a half hour course, ladies can expect to to learn not only how to change a flat but also add coolant to the radiator; check the battery is clean and healthy; learn how to jump start a car; check tyre pressure; know when to buy new tyres; change windscreen wiper blades and a myriad of other car maintenance tips.

Too shy to ask

‘The workshop has a limit of six women, so it will be a really personal experience,’ says Ang. ‘A lot of women are too shy to ask about how to maintain their cars and they wait for things to break down or they just get their partners to do it, but mostly women haven’t been shown and they are so hungry for this practical knowledge.’

For more information about the course, you can contact Ang on 0414 719 680 or email [email protected].


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