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Teaming up to offer top tips on car maintenance

06/05/2014

Women can learn more about maintaining their cars during an event tomorrow (May 7) evening.

"It aims to arm participants with the knowledge they need to carry out essential checks to make sure that their vehicles are safe and roadworthy. This could not only save them a lot of money – it could also save their lives."

Mick Warrilow - Community Safety Officer

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, through the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, has teamed up with Kwik Fit in Hanley to give out top tips and expert advice.

The ‘Ladies in the Driving Seat’ session will run from 6.30pm-8pm at the Marsh Street North business.

Participants will learn about essential car maintenance including how to change tyres and check tread and check oil and coolant levels.

The event is free to attend and people can book a place by calling Kwik Fit manager Chris Banks on 01782 283471.

Community Safety Officer for the north of the county Mick Warrilow said: "This is an ideal opportunity for motorists to learn more about vehicle maintenance in a relaxed and friendly environment and it won’t cost them a penny.

"It aims to arm participants with the knowledge they need to carry out essential checks to make sure that their vehicles are safe and roadworthy. This could not only save them a lot of money – it could also save their lives."

Chris Banks, centre manager of Kwik Fit Hanley, added: "Our research showed us that nearly two-thirds of female motorists don’t feel comfortable when visiting a garage so we’re really pleased to be joining forces with the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service for this event.

"Not only do we want drivers to feel more confident when they need to go to a garage, but we want to help people save money by learning some simple car maintenance that they can do themselves."