Avon Valley Toyota hosted a “Ladies Night” on 7th March, on the eve of International Women’s Day, for local women to receive some guidance in vehicle maintenance matters.
With five stations covering tyre tread and pressure, changing wheels, a bumper to bumper check, fuel system and air conditioning maintenance, 25 local women attended and completed hands-on vehicle checks under the supervision of Avon Valley Toyota mechanics and representatives from Statewide Oil: Rex Peters, Rob Gignell and Hayly Lim.
Regional Road Safety Advisor Cliff Simpson also attended to give a presentation on the installation and correct fitting of car child restraints, covering the legislative change from focus on a child’s weight to their age and height, and answering questions.
Dealer Principal of Avon Valley Toyota, Leonie Knipe, said the event was designed to raise awareness of vehicle safety and maintenance matter to female drivers.
“It was a great opportunity for our ladies to learn new skills and to be able to perform simple maintenance tasks on our cars, to take some of the mystery away about what happens under the bonnet,” she said.
“Also, the car child restraint information is really important since it is usually the Mums and Nans that are fitting children into these restraints.
“When moving a restraint from one vehicle to another, there is potential for incorrect fitting, so this was a very useful session.”