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Classic Vehicle Intermediate Maintenance

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Do you own a classic motor vehicle, but are worried you might not be able to keep it in pristine condition?

Working in partnership with Bicester Heritage – our classic motor vehicle maintenance courses offer enthusiasts the opportunity to learn a host of skills, helping you to enjoy your classic motor vehicle all-year round.

This course is delivered at our workshop, based at the much-acclaimed Bicester Heritage site.

What I'll learn

If you already have a basic understanding of classic vehicle maintenance, our five-day course will provide you with the skills and confidence to carry out more advanced tasks.

During the five-day course, you will gain the following skills:

  • Understand how to carry out a major assessment of your vehicle 
  • Learn how to deal with electrical and lighting issues
  • Get a good understanding of how to assess larger structural issues


Specific tasks will include:

  • Remove, assess and refit a petrol fuel pump (mechanical or electric)
  • Check and adjust valve clearances
  • Assess and adjust clutch operating cable/cylinder/linkage
  • Remove, maintain and refit brake shoes
  • Inspect and assess a brake slave cylinder
  • Assess and maintain a rod or cable brake linkage
  • Assess and inspect suspension units
  • Assess structural body condition, including planning for a repair programme
  • Assess paint condition from previous repairs
  • Polishing and vehicle paint protection
  • Electrical systems checking and cost effective repairs 
  • Carrying out minor electrical repairs
  • Understanding legal safety requirements

 

How I'll learn

The course will be held at our fully-kitted workshop, situated on the Bicester Heritage site alongside some of the best-known classic vehicle businesses anywhere in the UK.

Please note that catering outlets are limited at Bicester Heritage – therefore, you should bring your own refreshments throughout the course.

 

How I'll be assessed

There is no formal assessment.

 

Entry Requirements

You will not need to purchase additional materials for this course – all workshop materials will be provided. However, the course is ‘hands-on’ so please dress suitably and consider bringing:

  • Overalls / durable clothing 
  • Heavy-duty gloves
  • Suitable footwear – i.e. boots

 

How to Apply

You can enrol for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Enrol' on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your enrolment form, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).