I’ve written before about quite how useless I am at maintaining a healthy car, and even now I admit to leaving everything care related up to Sam, although I could check the oil if I needed to I think! Halfords did a bit of research into women and their knowledge of their vehicles and are launching some workshops for women to help them get to know their cars and how to look after them!
MOTORING star and supermodel Jodie Kidd urges women to become motoring savvy, as she teams up with Halfords to launch free Women’s Winter Motor Workshops.
Halfords is trialling the free workshops, worth £10, as a one-off session in 420 of its stores on the evening of Monday, 12 October, as research commissioned by the retailer found that while more than half of women (57%) have responsibility for the family car the majority of the time, and a quarter (24%) spend up to £100 every month on the car, only a fifth of women (21%) know how to carry out basic checks.
More than three quarters of women (77%) don’t check their cars themselves for winter, with a third (32%) not knowing how. When it comes to oil, 21% of women didn’t know how to identify if oil is low, and a third (29%) not knowing which oil is right for their car.
Jodie Kidd said, “My love of cars and driving is no secret, and over my years of racing I’ve learnt the mechanics of a car – I think it is so important for women to know how to maintain their cars and to understand what’s going on beneath the bonnet.”
Jess Keeble, motoring expert at Halfords said, “When our research showed more than three quarters of women don’t check their cars themselves, with a third not knowing how, we knew there was something we could do for our customers to help them feel more confident.
“Our workshops are aimed at women who want to know more about the basics of car maintenance ahead of winter, when cars take more strain with colder weather and driving conditions can become more hazardous.”
The workshops will include checking oil, wiper blades and lights, and expert advice and tips on car maintenance during the winter months. For more information or to book a place, visit www.halfords.com/motorworkshop.
Halfords also holds free Kids’ Bike Workshops, which have been attended by 62,000 children and their parents, as well as free Women’s Bike Workshops which were attended by 2,500 women.
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