But I digress...
the AutoTrust shop in Stettler -- with Kelly Williams, a former Canadian stock car racing gal who runs a fabulous Car Care Clinic for women. I came home with notes, a pink tire pressure gauge and a big smile on my face. Yes, I knew stuff about my car, but up to now I'd avoided doing even routine checks -- like tire pressure and oil levels -- simply because I let my local Toyota Canada dealership take care of this stuff for me.
So... why did I decide to take the class?
- Well.... I felt I should know more about how to take care of my car. After all, it's aging, and I want it to last another 5 years so I can save up to replace it!
- And while the Toyota folks are up-front and don't give me (a single woman) the run-around that so many car dealerships do, I figured I should be better able to understand their lingo when they were telling me things that needed to be done. I also felt I should understand the content of the reports that the dealership gives me each time I have it serviced. I was following the schedule, yes...but wait! Only last night did I find out that my brake pads -- last checked 2 weeks ago as part of the Maintenance Service -- are okay...for now...but at 6 mm thickness, I'm going to have to save some $$ to replace them by spring, because -- replaced 4 years ago at this time -- they're now at about 50% of maximum!
- And...it was free.
How could I not?!
So here's the deal, Ladies -- especially if you're single and not inclined toward things automotive -- find a Ladies' Car Care Clinic near you, preferably one put on by Kelly (info is on her website), and get thee to it. It'll be an evening of fun, new experiences, a few laughs, and lots of good, sound information. I guarantee it!