Put on a pair of overalls and become a Kwik Fit fitter for the evenings

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Kwik Fit to offer a ladies car care evening.

Recent research has found that two thirds of female motorists (64%) don’t feel comfortable about visiting a garage. A quarter say that they avoid going to a garage on their own.

These car care evenings are to help make women feel more confident about visiting garages for repairs, servicing or car checks.

Beds Fire has teamed up with Kwik Fit to offer a ladies car care evening to make women feel more confident about visiting garages for repairs, servicing or car checks. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Area Community Safety Officer, Laraine Rason said:

“Research conducted by Kwik Fit also revealed that a third (33%) of women drivers would like the knowledge to be able to deal with a motoring emergency, and the same proportion (32%) would like to be able to carry out basic car maintenance checks themselves.

“It’s essential that cars are well maintained and regularly serviced. Women shouldn’t be put off taking their vehicles to garages due to lack of knowledge. It is important to keep your vehicle in excellent mechanical condition to assist in the prevention of road traffic accidents due to mechanical or maintenance faults.”

A hands-on experience

The evening will be an opportunity to ask all the car maintenance questions you have ever wanted. Professional technicians will also be on hand to help the attendees to check their cars.

There will also be light refreshments and a goody bag.

John Larty, Kwik Fit’s Southern Division Customer Liaison Manager, said:

“The first part of the session is all about road and vehicle safety, general maintenance and tyres, essential to keeping you and your vehicle safe. You will also get the chance to ask those questions you may have or have always wanted to ask.

“The second part of the evening is all about a hands on and an interactive experience where you get the opportunity to do some of the easier servicing aspects of looking after your vehicle, this includes under bonnet checks, tyre pressures and even changing a wheel if you wish.”

The free car care evening will be held on: Thursday 20 September 2018 at 13-17 The Broadway, Bedford MK40 2TJ

The two-hour event starts at 6.30pm.

Please register for a place via the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Eventbrite page: