The Gals Garage is an experience designed especially for women who wish to learn enough about their car so as not to be taken for a ride at a dealership. They are fun, informative and best of all, they are interactive and educational!
AN EXPERIENCE AT A GALS GARAGE WILL HELP YOU :
(-) Understand what to expect next time you take your car in for a basic service.
(-) Have a better idea on what to ask your mechanic.
(-) Adequately describe a problem to your mechanic (saving you the embarrassment of resorting to mimicking sounds from the engine!).
(-) Know the basic functionality of your car’s engine thus saving you money on costly repairs between service intervals.
WHEN YOU LEAVE THE GALS GARAGE YOU WILL :
(-) Be better informed and more empowered about the basic functionality of your car’s engine.
(-) Feel more confident when you drive.
(-) Be more confident when next you engage with the service department or mechanic.
(-) No longer have to wait for your dad, husband, boyfriend, ex or road side assistance to rescue you should you have a flat tyre or if your car’s battery needs a jump.
(-) Have the peace of mind when a red light flashes on your dashboard.
THE BEAUTY OF THE GALS GARAGE IS :
(-) There is no such thing as a silly question.
(-) You don’t need to know anything mechanical or technical.
(-) We won’t confuse you with technical jargon.
(-) There won’t be any condescending looks or jokes made at your expense.
(-) You will be in a group with like minded women.
(-) You will be in a better position to look after your car in future.
(-) You will learn essential skills which will keep you safe on the road.
(-) You will save money on repairs and maintenance.
Ladies get a chance to poke about under the bonnet of a car and get to learn:
(-) What all the bits & thingimajiggies which make the engine run are.
(-) What you can and cannot touch.
(-) What to check for and how often.
(-) Financial & insurance contracts.
(-) We also chat about the sometimes daunting task of buying and selling a car and give handy tips on most commonly made Do’s and Dont’s.
Tyre Safety Workshop
In this session we take you on a step-by-step tuition on how to:
(-) correctly and safely change a tyre (using the right tools)
(-) check your tyre pressure
(-) buy the correct tyres for your car
(-) tell the “tyre-tale”
Plus chat about tyre rotation, alignment, balancing and how tyres can save you money on fuel!
Vuyi Mpofu is a self-confessed motoring enthusiast and petrol-head! She is the Founder and MD of Driving In Heels, the Evolution of Motoring; Driving Divas – What Women Auto Know and Fantastic Fathers. Vuyi is the producer and presenter Car Loving Thursdays, a motoring feature which airs on 2000FM every Thursday at 16:20 and is a regular guest on Ignition GT and Buyer’s Guide. As an established lifestyle motoring journalist within the South African motoring sphere, Vuyi is the motoring contributor for the Sowetan Magazine, a judge of the annual Women on Wheels competition and a member of the South African Guild Of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ).