Driving around France this Summer I paid little thought to our car. It was a hire car, a loan from the Insurers after a prang I had before our trip. Thankfully, Dan did all of the driving while I was the navigator, child whisperer and general food giver. (co-pilot, back up and wing woman).
This got me thinking, what if I didn’t have Dan, or road side rescue cover, or even my Dad to call on if I needed help. Where were my feminist values in all this? Surely looking after my own motor should be something I could do?
Halfords have considered just this, and are teaming up with motoring star and supermodel Jodie Kidd to encourage women to become motoring savvy. This October they are launching free Women’s Winter Motor Workshops across the country.
Research commissioned by Halfords found that more than three quarters of women don’t check their cars themselves, with a third not knowing how, so they knew there was something they could do for women to help them feel more confident.
Halfords says “Our workshops are aimed at women who want to know more about the basics of car maintenance ahead of winter, when cars take more strain with colder weather and driving conditions can become more hazardous.”
Halfords is trialling free workshops, around the country, as a one-off session, in 420 of its stores on the evening of Monday, 12 October. The workshops will include checking oil, wiper blades and lights, and expert advice and tips on car maintenance during the winter months. For more information or to book a place, visit Halfords.
All really useful and empowering stuff. No more reliant on the men in our lives or paying over the odds at a garage.
This post is written in association with Halfords.