Bill Wall, left, from the Goodyear Auto Service Centre in West Burleigh Road and customer Donna Burgess watch a tyre-changing o
Bill Wall, left, from the Goodyear Auto Service Centre in West Burleigh Road and customer Donna Burgess watch a tyre-changing o

Workshop aims to get women into top gear



GOLD Coast women eager to know what to do when their motor vehicle breaks down and other simple repairs are being encouraged to attend a free hands-on motoring workshop at Burleigh Heads on Thursday night.

Promoted by Goodyear, the Motoring Women Program shows women how to jump-start a vehicle, change or put air in tyres, as well as offer some personal and road safety tips which will help make them better drivers.

The workshop, restricted to 50 participants, is being held at the Goodyear Auto Service Centre, 67 Lower West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, from 6.45pm to 9.30pm.

Interested people are asked to book on (07) 55352288.

A spokesperson for the community-service program said additional benefits of the workshop included giving women the confidence to approach service departments and understand service advisors' language.

It also offers useful knowledge for purchasing a new vehicle and making women more independent and secure, knowing they could rely on themselves rather than a stranger to change a flat tyre.

The program is also geared for school-leavers who are at an age where they will be driving their first vehicle.

Supper is provided and certificates will be presented along with door prizes at the end of the evening.



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