To empower women with knowledge relating to light motor vehicle maintenance, the Motor Industry Workshop Association East London branch hosted a workshop on August 25 that was so well received that MIWA East London has decided to host a second workshop on October 15 at Cliffie’s Auto.
The workshop covered vehicle safety, inspection and maintenance. The programme included; how to change a tyre using one’s own body weight; what to do at an accident scene; what smells bad and why oil quality is important; and what the difference is between various warning lights. Cliffie Jacobs and David Spenser Higgs also touched on the process mechanics must follow when servicing a vehicle and how to pick the right workshop for customer protection.
As a foretaste for the upcoming workshop, Jacobs advises on the safest procedure motorists should follow in the event that one is trapped in a car submerged underwater. “Hold the steering wheel tightly, stay calm, take deep breaths, unclip your headrest to exposes the sharp part and smash your driver window. It will shatter and carefully remove the glass and swim through.
“When you break the window, don’t attempt to swim out immediately. Wait until the water is up to shoulder height. If you try to swim out too early, you will swim against the force of the water rushing in and that will make you tired.”
Attendees at the workshop shared overwhelmingly positive feedback about the information shared.
Prospective attendees can look out for the next workshop on October 15 at 9am at Cliffie’s Auto, 6 St Paul Rd North End. Seats can be booked through WhatsApp on 084-755-0339.