Car Maintenance 101 Workshop @ TOC Automotive College

Hmm… who say girls know nothing about car? We can take initiatives to learn and equipped ourselves with skills. In case of sudden tyre puncture on the road we know how handle it. Here I was at the Car Maintenance 101 Workshop @ TOC Automotive College in Petaling Jaya. Yes finally I had proper guidance and basic knowledge about car maintenance which is very useful especially for lady drivers like us. There are many things we take for granted and don’t bother when it comes to our car maintenance. A bit of effort can help us to save a lot of car repair bills and the most important is our safety on the road.

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This half-day course or workshop that involves theory and practical, we had more time on the practical or hand-on side. Car Maintenance 101 Workshop is for us who wish to have basic knowledge about car maintenance to keep our car on the road safe and equipped ourselves with some basic skills during emergency like changing tyres. By servicing our car on regular basis in long term help us to save cost on car repair bills and fuel. 

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Then we adjourned to the Formula 1 workshop for the practical side is divided into 4 sections:

1. Under hood maintenance inspection (30 minutes)
2. Chassis system inspection (30 minutes)
3. Body electrical inspection and repair (30 minutes)
4. Engine electrical inspection and repairs (30 minutes)

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Chassis System Inspection
Our group started with the Chassis System Inspection section. Alright it’s time for hand-on! First we learnt about type inspection – tyre pressure, tread, lug nut torque, wheel bearings and wear pattern. It’s very important to check out car tyres condition regularly because it will not only reduce the cost of maintenance but safety.

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Change Car Tyre, I can do it!!! 

After that we all of us take turn to change the tyre. Loosen the wheel nuts before jacked up the car. Remember to display RED triangle hazard sign and switch on the hazard light while changing tyre.

Reminders
1. Rotate our car tyres every 5000km from the front to the back. Usually our front tyres will worn out faster.
2. Check car suspension system to ensure smooth drive and avoid accident.
3. Check spare tyre condition and air pressure every 3 months

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Replace car battery

Body Electrical System Inspection
This is about the checking and changing the car battery plus learnt the correct was to jump start our car. 

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Jump start car battery

There is something new I learnt on that day. Always connect the Red Clip to the positive battery terminal on the faulty vehicle and on the other end of live battery’s positive terminal also. Then connect the Black Clip to the live battery’s negative terminal and on the faulty vehicle just clip on to the engine. Do not connect to the faulty vehicle battery negative terminal.

After this session we head out for tea-break then continue with the 2 remaining sections. 

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Body Electrical System Inspection

Body Electrical System Inspection
This is something that we can do but we don’t realize only. Body Electrical System is to check our car lights, horn and vehicle warning indictors.

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Change car headlight bulb

It is not difficult to change our car headlight bulbs. Just have to learn the right technique, the light bulbs we can buy is much cheaper than the car workshop charge us. 

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Check engine lubricant level

Under Hood Inspection
Last but not lease is the Under Hood Inspection, this is something that we don’t check regularly it cause our engine to worn out fast. If we follow the correct way it will help to prolong the life span of our car engine.

·         Check engine lubricant level, leakage and pressure - every 5000km for mineral based, 7000km for semi synthetic and 10000km for fully synthetic engine oil. Just put a sticket
·         Engine cooling system – coolant and radiator hose
·         Brake fluid inspection – never substitute any other fluid for brake fluids
·         Transmission fluid inspection

After we completed the 4 sections, we went back to the classroom to wrap-up the course and also received our certificate. Yay!!! I have completed my Car Maintenance 101 Course. 

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Then we had a quick tour and briefing about their courses and facilities. TOC Automotive College also offers diploma and certificate in motorsport technology, automotive technology plus other short courses. The Car Maintenance 101 Workshop is RM200 per participant inclusive course material, certificate and also tea-breaks.

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Overall, I find that the Car Maintenance 101 Workshop is very much hand-on and useful for all drivers especially lady drivers. Remember road safety starts with knowing the basics. Now I have the skills and knowledge to care and maintain my car so that I can save the repair cost and fuel. Plus I will not panic when my car tyre puncture suddenly.

TOC Automotive College
No.10, Jalan 19/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7955 2188 ext 883

For more information about Car Maintenance 101 Workshop @ TOC Automotive College, please TOC Malaysia visit their Website and Facebook Page

47 comments:

  1. I never had any interest for cars. But I've always admired their beauty. It would be a nice learning experience to attend this workshop!

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  2. Nice! This would be a nice business here in the Philippines. Seems like we don't have that kind of workshop here.

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  3. Fixing a car is routine among regular driving a car for it is too costly to have it repaired by expert car technician. This is lifetime acquired skill you have had.

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  4. It is good to learn on the maintenance of our own car. I want to learn it too.

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  5. Wow! This is a good thing to learn. I used to take my kids ( students) to a mechanic to show them about cars and the parts. Something like this would be interesting too

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  6. wow now you know so much of car than me. If I need your help, sure can anytime call you. :D

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  7. Wow Kelly! Im impressed. hehe. You need to teach me some of your maintenance skills for my car. hehe

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  8. Wow! Nice! Who says girls can't maintain a car! Go and prove them wrong! Cheers

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  9. I really would love to learn how to maintain a car myself!! This is such a cool event! :D

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  10. This is a very good tutorial course for girl to learn more about how to fix car. Cool!

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  11. Wow, I don't own a car yet but this training will be very helpful in the future when I do! Great job Kelly! Congratulations!

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  12. Good job babe! Since, you're a professional if I got prob with my car I know who to call :D

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  13. Wow this is interesting!!! Even though I don't have car license but I wish to take this course

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  14. I will enrol in this if there is one here in our city. I hope I learn these skills one day. It is so hard to have your car break down and you can't find yourself around the engine.

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  15. Very interesting class, especially for girls! I didn't know that the jumpstart cable actually you need to connect to the engine omg

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  16. Wish I can attend this course too! Can get myself explored and get ready for my new car! :P

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  17. wow .. u looks like an expert now. next time i can call u when my car ada masalah.

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  18. It looks like you had a lot of fun - and learned many things. I'm thinking I could use knowing some of the things you learned - in theory I know them too... I never practiced them though.

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  19. I wish we have that kind of workshop here too. Getting some basic maintenance outside is costly. It always better for someone who owns a car to have such skills.

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  20. Hoping that someday, women here in the Philippines could learn and practice car maintenance. This is a must for families with cars.

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  21. This is one of the most useful events for bloggers, in my opinion. Knowledge you can use your whole life.

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  22. If they have similar workshops in Singapore, I would go for it in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing the lovely tips, especially the one on jump starting the car!

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  23. This is the stuff I would need to learn. This helps a lot when something happens to my car.

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  24. Wow.. this is so fun actually! I love to learn this kind of stuffs. My dad is a mechanic, guess that is why I am interested in this. Thanks for sharing. Hope I got the chance to join this similar event too.

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  25. It seems like a good workshop specially for girls to understand and managing the car on their own.

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  26. ... You are one hardworking babe! I admit, I have been driving driving for over 12 years and still know nuts about the basics of car maintenance.

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  27. Wow! Good job. It's a great skill to learn on how to fix cars or at least know the basics.

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  28. This is a bravo irks hop for me to attend it as I don't know how to at all...😊😉 how much to pay as fee?
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  29. Learning Car Maintenance is good for girls driver! Love this informative and practical workshop, learn and do in the same time!

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  30. great times there :D learning experience for all !

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  31. Time to pick up some tips and lessons just in case my car break down in the middle of nowhere :)

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  32. Ahhhh. Next time car break down can call u to rescue me. Heheheee

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  33. wow kelly is so hot while fixing cars! you can be many people's saviour after this.

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  34. Great to see you learning how to do car maintenance! I would love to learn how but I don't even know how to drive haha

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  35. After reading yours and Isaac's posts, maybe I should sign up this lol. I think it's an useful knowledge for us to maintain our car ^^

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  36. Oh my gosh, I need this workshop! I love cars and driving myself around (than having my husband drive me), but I know almost zero with car care.

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  37. You looks professional in maintaining your car now.. After attending the workshop!~ :) I suppose I also need one, too!

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  38. This is really helpful for everyone! these aren't usually taught when we get driving lessons, and like you said, learning about these things will help keep us safe.

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  39. Great course. Thanks for sharing this info. Will definitely pass the course info around especially those who are too dependent on mechanics or hubby for a quick fix

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  40. Great course. Thanks for sharing this info. Will definitely pass the course info around especially those who are too dependent on mechanics or hubby for a quick fix

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  41. Great course. Thanks for sharing this info. Will definitely pass the course info around especially those who are too dependent on mechanics or hubby for a quick fix

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  42. Wow, this is definitely a hands-on and useful workshop for all drivers. Hope to learn this one day too!

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  44. Wow such a fin workshop. These types of workshops are very important for everyone and especially girls.

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  45. The most important part is to have the right way to get it all managed because that's the way it can be useful to many subaru vin number helps things to get better and that's the way how it can actually be working for sure.

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  46. Where a workshop change the car to be beautiful? Changing the old car to new car.

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  47. That involves theory and practical, we had more time on the practical or hand-on side.baby car seat

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