Basic Vehicle Maintenance

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Would you like to save money on those ever-increasing garage bills?

Would you like to save money on those ever-increasing garage bills? Want to perform basic servicing tasks yourself or just understand how your car works so that you are clear what needs to be done to ensure it is roadworthy?

What I'll learn

  • Change oil filter and learn how it works.
  • Check level in gearbox and rear axle. 
  • Remove, examine & replace thermostat gasket.
  • Remove, flush out, replace radiator. 
  • Remove, examine and replace a water pump. 
  • Remove 4 bulbs, describe them, disconnect battery and carry out soldering. 
  • Remove, examine and replace fan/drive belt. 
  • Inspect and bleed braking system. 
  • Remove, examine and replace brake pads. 
  • Adjust handbrake.
  • Remove, examine and replace brake shoes. 
  • Remove, inspect and repair puncture.


How I'll learn

Teaching methods can include:

  • Formal instruction
  • Discussion
  • Individual tuition
  • Practical demonstration
  • Practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.


Entry Requirements

No previous experience is required.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.