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DIY Motor Mechanics - Level One,  1st April
DIY Motor Mechanics - Level One,  1st April

Sat, Apr 01


Mulgoa, Blue Mountains

DIY Motor Mechanics - Level One, 1st April

This hands-on course will help you understand what regular maintenance your car needs and how to either DIY or know when it’s done right and what is should cost. And what you need to know when buying a car.

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Time & Location

Apr 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT+11

Mulgoa, Blue Mountains

About the event

Car Maintenance Workshops with Graham

In these courses motor mechanic Graham, with over 35 years as qualified mechanic, will teach you how to care and repair your vehicle, reduce trips to the mechanic, and how to confidently discuss your car’s service and repair requirements with mechanics to help save you $$$$

  • Level 1 - Basic Car Maintenance
  • Level 2 - Intermediate maintenance/replacement of wear items – lets find & fix faults
  • Level 3 - Vehicle Diagnostics and complex component overhaul/repair

Unlike any mechanic you might have visited previously, this workshop is nestled at the foot of the majestic Blue Mountains. With a gorgoues view from the workshop and the added benefit of the inground swimming pool and billiards room, this course is the full package. You will have experienced a beautiful day out or if an overnight stay is requeried due to travelling long distances, camping on the grouds is welcome for an extra tiny fee.

A sumptious lunch, tea and coffee is included. You will feel right at home with our lovely host Julie.


Cost: Each course is $250 or you can purchase all three levels for $600.  That's a savings of $150 if proceeding through all three levels. You will receive a certificate of completion at each level. You must complete each level in succession or demonstrate mechanical know how to proceed to the next level.  

Each course runs for 6 hour in workshop environment with lunch included. You will receive a workbook to accompany the class. Please bring a pen.

This hands-on course will help you understand what regular maintenance your car needs and how to either do it yourself or know when it’s done right and what is should cost. 

Level 1 will include identification, engine tuning, brakes, tyres and safety inspections as well what you need to know when buying or selling a car.

This is an extensive workshop for the beginner mechanic, and will cover:

Level 1 – Basic Car Maintenance

How the engine works and Vehicle components and identification

  1. Lights – Headlight, Indicators/Hazard, Brake, Reverse & Fog/Park
  2. Battery and charging system/understanding symptoms
  3. Tyres / changing them / tyre sizes / wheel alignments / pressures /spare
  4. Raising the vehicle bonnet –  

           Radiator hoses — check for leaks and cracking

           Engine air filter — check that it is clean

           Fan belts —loose or squeaking on start-up?

      5. Inspecting/replacing windscreen wipers

      6. Fluid top-ups (Engine oil, Radiator coolant, Brake fluid, Power Steering fluid, Windscreen washer fluid, Clutch Fluid

      7. Safety

      8. Different types of fuels 98 or 91? What’s more efficient for the car

      9. Preventative maintenance Checklists

     10. Talk the talk – learn the mechanics’ vocabulary!

     11. Logbook servicing

     12. Warranties/knowing your rights (all levels)

The day starts 10am sharp until 4pm with a half hour lunch break max. The courses are not for children under 18 for safety reasons. 

Specials: Book and pay for Level One by 10th March for only $175

Payment: To complete the registration process please make payment to MySelf Reliance 

bsb: 112 879 account: 419 377 675

Be sure to include your name when making the payment. 

We will be operating under the rules of magna carta 1215, which should allow us to be left alone and avoid all the unnecessary legal restrictions and costs, but anyone attending must also respect the common law rules of the following:

Do no harm

Cause no loss

Commit no fraud

Keep the peace.


Please be advised that this is a fun, learning based event that is provided for your entertainment only and everything shown and discussed is intended for you to empower yourself to research further and gain confidence in your own abilities. Graham, The invisible coach and Myselfreliance accept no liability or responsibility for any work you carry out on your own behalf beyond this event. Remember, if unsure, ask or do a Google search or Youtube research. The answers are out there if you look and we are here to help each other going forwards into a new world of self empowerment. Remember the number one golden rule, enjoy yourself!

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