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    Car Troubles - Common Problems and Easy Fixes with Richo

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    Ever wondered how to jump start a car or change a tyre? Fuse blown but don't know where to look? Got somewhere to go but need a tow? 

    Learn the skills you need to get moving again!

    Ahead of your next road trip or holiday journey, gain some important know-how to feel confident checking over your vehicle before you set off, and addressing any blips along the way. Don't let car troubles ruin your next getaway!

    Come along and learn on a real car, and ask all your questions!

    What will we cover?

    In this class we cover:

    • How to check and change basic electrical components (fuses an lights)
    • How to change a tyre
    • How to jump start, push start and how to safely tow a vehicle.
    • Plenty of space throughout class for questions and answers

    This class is run in-person by Richo, with a vehicle on-site in the car park behind our Elizabeth street classroom. Richo has also developed a series of instructional videos as further reference.

    This is a safe space for all, and all questions are welcome (no such thing as a silly question!)

    What will you need for this class?

    • Note taking material (pen/paper/tablet etc) if you want to;
    • A question or two that you'd like answered :)


    • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
    • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
    • Quiet Spaces
    • Cheaper Early Bird Tickets
    • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

    Who will be teaching?

    Richo (he/they) is a DIY car maintenance enthusiast and enjoys tinkering in the garage at home. He has had many years experience working with vehicles through his work including outback tour guiding, bus driving, truck driving and now works in conservation and bushland management. 

    Many hours in remote areas away from roadside assistance has lead Richo to be handy with tools and developed his vehicle trouble shooting, repair and recovery skills.

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