Year 11 students at a school for girls in Sydney have been offered the opportunity to learn how to maintain a car properly as an essential skill – and we need more of this!
Although most of us have no idea how to change a tire or change the oil in our cars, we must admit that it’s really a good thing to know.
This is especially true for Australia, where two cities are often spread apart by thousands of miles, and the weather is often scorching hot. A flat tire could pose a serious issue – unless you know how to change it yourself.
Year 11 girls at Stella Maris College in Manly won’t have this problem, though, because they’ve been taking lessons from local ‘car educators’ to learn how to look after their cars and not be dependent on someone else to do it for them.
Galmatic, the ‘car educators’ claim that they specialize in helping Australian women and teenagers feel comfortable behind the wheel and under the bonnet, and they offer car maintenance workshops and online courses.
Eleni Mitakos, who has been running the classes for 13 years, offers teenage girls and women the chance to get their hands dirty and learn a bit about how to perform basic car maintenance, like changing a tire or changing the oil.
As reported by Daily Mail Australia, they teach up to 100,000 teenagers a year in schools, across many parts of Sydney.
She said that the primary aim is for teenagers to feel comfortable behind the wheel and never ignore a problem with their car. Additionally, it would be great if they can address it themselves, and even fix it if possible.