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Putting ladies in the driving seat at our car care evening in Luton

We have teamed up with Kwik Fit to offer a ladies only car care evening to make women feel more confident about visiting garages for repairs, servicing or car checks.

Recent research has found that two thirds of female motorists (64%) don't feel comfortable about visiting a garage with a quarter (25%) saying that they avoid going to a garage on their own.

The free evening takes place on Tuesday 13 November at Kwik Fit, 32 Cosgrove Way, Luton, LU1 1XL and starts at 6.30pm.

There’s a short video showing what goes on available on YouTube.

BFRS Fire Safety Officer, Laraine Rason said: “Research conducted by Kwik Fit also revealed that a third (33%) of women drivers would like the knowledge to be able to deal with a motoring emergency, and the same proportion (32%) would like to be able to carry out basic car maintenance checks themselves.

“It’s essential that cars are well maintained and regularly serviced. Women shouldn’t be put off taking their vehicles to garages due to lack of knowledge. It is important to keep your vehicle in excellent mechanical condition to assist in the prevention of road traffic accidents due to mechanical or maintenance faults.

“The evening will be an opportunity to ask all the car maintenance questions you have ever wanted to and get your hands dirty by checking your cars assisted by professional technicians.

“So why not come along and enjoy some light refreshments, put on a pair of overalls and become a Kwik Fit fitter for an hour or so.”

John Larty, Kwik Fit’s Southern division Liaison Manager says: “The first part of the session is all about road and vehicle safety, general maintenance and tyres, essential to keeping you and your vehicle safe. You will also get the chance to ask those questions you may have or have always wanted to ask. The second part of the evening is all about a hands on and an interactive experience where you get the opportunity to do some of the easier servicing aspects of looking after your vehicle, this includes under bonnet checks, tyre pressures and even changing a wheel if you wish.”

There is no charge for the evening which starts at 6.30pm and lasts around two hours.

Please register for a place via our Eventbrite page