3T20 Understanding Your Car or Electric Bike

Tutor/Facilitator Ian MacDonald

Date: on/from Wed 5 May 2021 to end year
Frequency: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Class time: 1:30-3:30

Delivered ZOOM

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Participants will venture into the fun-filled experiences of transport. Some structured lessons along with collaborative discussion; individual learning projects derived from course topics as we go in sessions; some tutor-directed “hands on” segments (via Zoom as needed) where participants can experience the practicalities of maintenance from their own home space using a mobile phone. Sessions can be joined or re-joined throughout the course.
Suggested topics (in no particular order):

  • How does my car/bike work?
  • What’s wrong with my car/bike?
  • Should I fix or service it? What could I do … really? What could I do if I did know? Will I need tools?
  • Oils ain’t Oils.
  • What’s that noise?
  • What should I buy – old (how old?), or new electric car or bike. Or a car – electric/hybrid or PHEV.
  • Is the freebee a good deal?
  • When should I sell?
  • Does the dealership give me value for money?
  • How useful is the local garage?
  • Are motoring organisations okay?
  • Should I drive with the top down wind in my hair?

NOTE: Sessions can be joined or re-joined throughout the course.
REQUIREMENTS: No experience needed; pen and notebook, vehicle service manual; sense of humour
TUTOR: Ian was originally an apprenticed automotive mechanical engineer with 17 years servicing and maintaining everything from garden mowers to V16 high performance marine propulsion systems. Furthered education and gained BA Social Science, majoring in sociology/philosophy/ psychology, training and leadership studies located in faculty of workplace development.