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Come along to our women only car care evening

We have teamed up with Kwik Fit to offer a ladies car care evening, the purpose of the evening is 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.

Area Community 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, enjoy some light refreshments, pick up a goody bag, put on a pair of overalls and become a Kwik Fit fitter for an hour or so.

John Larty, Kwik Fit’s Southern Division Customer 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.

The evening will be held on:

Thursday 20 September 2018 at 13-17 The Broadway, Bedford MK40 2TJ

Please register for a place via our Eventbrite page.

This short video provides you with more information on what is involved in these evenings.