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PostSubject: Car Maintenance Courses   Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:52 am

Anyone know of any good, simple (really simple!) courses to learn simple car maintenance? When I finally get a new car, and assuming I can get a 300 tdi or LC 80 or the like, I guess knowing some car maintenance would be useful. Especially if I need this knowledge out in the bush affraid

What would I need to learn? I think how to change oil, spark plugs?, filters? Or do you think I could just pick up a Haynes style manual and pick up enough from that to learn how to do a service?

Do the overland shows do this kind of stuff?

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PostSubject: Re: Car Maintenance Courses   Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:51 am

Funny you should ask as I've introduced a new attraction at ADVENTURE OVERLAND entitled "Bush Mechanics". It's one thing repairing vehicles in a proper workshop, another matter entirely fixing a dead motor out in the boonies.

Sponsored by Frogs Island 4x4 of Abingdon in Oxfordshire, there will be a host of mechanics on hand to give tips and advice on the best way to keep your steed rolling when on the road ... or off it!

As for courses, there's a guy I know of called Dave Gunning who runs exactly the type of African-based coursed you're seeking here in the UK. You can find him here:- www.bushmechanics.co.uk

Don't know I know the guy personally so can't say whether his courses are good or bad. Put it this way, I've heard nothing bad about him, so that has to be a good thing. Still following? scratch What I'm trying to say is, bad news travels really fast in the 4x4 community, so I'd say that 'no news is good news' in this instance. Contact him, what have you got to lose?

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PostSubject: Re: Car Maintenance Courses   Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:15 am

Thanks for info Tom. We're hoping to go to the Adventure Overland show so hopefully we'll get to play there scratch

I might even have my own truck by then ... we have someone looking for something suitable for us Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Car Maintenance Courses   Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:21 am

Well, time's on your side and you're certainly doing your reseach before leaping in feet first. Will be interesting to see hat you finally end up with.

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PostSubject: Re: Car Maintenance Courses   Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:29 am

Many local colleges run basic motor mechanic courses, look at your local education authority site for a list of colleges, then look at these colleges and find a suitable course near you.
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