Car Maintenance for Beginners and Intermediates

Car Maintenance for Beginners and Intermediates

Car Maintenance for Beginners and Intermediates

Car Maintenance for Beginners and Intermediates

Car Maintenance for Beginners and Intermediates

Part Time

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of vehicle systems and will develop confidence in basic car maintenance.

On completion, students will be able to identify different systems and components within a car and have a basic understanding of how they work.

Course Content

The course will involve theory and practical sessions which will be carried out on college vehicles or systems.

  • Health & Safety; PPE (Personal Protective Equipment); general layout of the vehicle, carry out basic checks and safe use of car jack and axle stands. 
  • Engines, basic layout, construction and operation of a basic 4-stroke cycle and general terminology. 
  • Ignition and Fuelling systems: identify the general layout of systems and components. Remove, check and refit components. 
  • Cooling systems: function of system and description of components. Remove, check and refit components.
  • Wheels and Tyres: wheel removal and replacement with spare. Identify tyre markings and possible faults. Carry out basic maintenance (checking pressure and tyre tread depth). 
  • Brakes: identify the layout and operation of disc and drum brake systems; remove and refit brake pads; identify basic faults. 
  • Transmission: identify different transmission layouts (4-wheel drive, 2-wheel drive (front/rear wheel drive)); identify components and carry out basic checks. 
  • Electrical systems: lights; starting system and charging system basics - remove & refit bulbs and battery.

Entry Requirement

No formal qualifications are needed.


Informal Assessment.

Where does this course lead to

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly online for this course.

If you have any questions please email with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.

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Course Outline

Course Code: DEBL006

Study Mode: Part Time

Location: Basingstoke

Duration: 8 Weeks

Start Date: TBC.

Day & Time: Wed 6pm to 9pm

Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £305.00)

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Tel: 01256 354141


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