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Help requested posted on 12th January 2017:

Car maintenance engagement

We are looking at discussing further with young drivers and potential drivers around the subject of buying and owning their first car and car maintenance. Are there any existing models that would be useful to look at or other practitioners delivering on this subject with lesson plans, packages etc? Many thanks

Alan Faulkner
Kent FRS, Road Safety Team

Alan Faulkner

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Response posted on 13th January 2017 by:
Keith Baldock

E: keith.baldock@brighton-hove.gov.uk
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Car maintenance engagement

Hi - Kwik Fit did a few co-events with us. They've got - or had last year - a couple of people who'd bring in bits and a car to show basic maintenance etc and also encourage groups to go in to their workshops after hours for a session on basic maintenance. Contact was Chris Burtenshaw - we never had a lot of take up when promoting to colleges etc.
Have tried to do this kind of thing with fire service as well - again limited take up due to time constrictions. Thus on back burner. Those who have taken up tend to be special schools.


Response posted on 13th January 2017 by:
Nick Ellis

E: nick.ellis@poole.gov.uk
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Young drivers and basic car maintenance

Would local colleges offering NVQ1 Motor Vehicle Maintenance be able to guide you (us?) towards a package? This is a formal route I know, but when I was teaching in a single-sex secondary school, we would show the boys how to do simple things like check the oil, water, tyres .... I even used to take the back wheel off my trusty Honda to demonstrate how disc brakes work and how to adjust the chain ... Maybe some of us should do NVQ1, then ...


Response posted on 16th January 2017 by:
CHERYL MORGAN

E: Cheryl.morgan@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
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Young Driver - buying and owning first car

Hello
For the last two years in Cambridgeshire, we have run a two day Young Driver event which has included elements of basic car maintenance delivered by Kwik Fit to have an education programme, also a local tyre dealer E-Tyres. Please feel free to email me direct Cheryl.morgan@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

I would be very interested in any other response that you receive as we plan to run the event again this year.


Response posted on 19th January 2017 by:
Mark Naylor

E: mark.naylor@northyorksfire.gov.uk
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Car maintenance engagement

As a fire and rescue service,NYFRS have developed a vehicle check form that focuses on tyre condition, lights and fluid levels (although the fluid levels are not topped up by FRS employees. These checks are conducted with the driver/owner either at home visit, whilst conducting a home fire risk check or at specific events so they can continue the checks with confidence. Partner agencies have assisted and Tyre safe literature is distributed to maintain a consistent message. The driver/owner is left with the 'Tread Buddie' which is used to check the tyre tread depth.


Response posted on 19th January 2017 by:
Adrian Walsh

E: awalsh@roadsafe.com
T: 07887552708

Car maintenance engagement

Not wishing to state the obvious but be it would seem sensible to base any education in this area on the requirements of The Highway Code - which does of course form both part of the learning to drive syllabus and the test:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/annex-6-vehicle-maintenance-safety-and-security


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