Car Maintenance Basic - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is ideal for those with a keen interest in becoming more self-sufficient in maintaining their own car.

The course takes place in a purpose built workshop providing a realistic working environment with excellent up-to-date facilities. The course is flexible and the content adaptable to the needs of the group. Learners will be working on college cars for the whole course.

This introductory course provides knowledge of vehicle maintenance. There are no entry requirements. On completion, learners can progress onto the Car Maintenance Intermediate course. The course content is focused around basic service checks.

  • H&S, tools and equipment
  • Vehicle safety check and possible rectification including tyres, lights and all fluid levels
  • Changing brake disc and pads
  • Changing brake shoes
  • Full vehicle inspection
  • Oil and filter change
  • Battery replacement
  • Changing all bulbs and wiper blades
  • Brake fluid change
  • Anti-roll bar drop links.

Assessment Methods

This course is a non-qualification course. You will be given clear instructions on how to tackle each practical activity and given feedback to help you learn and then master each technique. There are potential progression routes for further study within College.

Course Summary

Course Title Car Maintenance Basic
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but everyone within the workshops
needs to provide their own overalls and sturdy boots.

The course costs include all the materials you require for the course and you
will be working on college cars throughout.

Attendance Requirements One night a week for 7 weeks.
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I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year. I’m really proud of this because it means I’m on track to becoming a qualified mechanic.

Corey Perry-Jones

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