Girls get savvy about car care

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Brandon Draper and wife Natalie with Marni Draper, Jess White, Shaynne Draper, Gayle Norwell, Rhiannon Malek and Cristy Norwell.
Camera IconBrandon Draper and wife Natalie with Marni Draper, Jess White, Shaynne Draper, Gayle Norwell, Rhiannon Malek and Cristy Norwell. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Brando’s Automotive hosted a Ladies Maintenance Night last Wednesday to offer advice on car safety basics and general upkeep.

Brando’s owner Brandon Draper, pictured with wife Natalie above, spent the night offering women tips and showing them how to change a tyre, and check the oil and water.

Participants were also told never to use cruise control on wet roads and shown the right way to jump-start a vehicle.

Brandon Draper demonstrating how to pump up a tyre.
Camera IconBrandon Draper demonstrating how to pump up a tyre. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Mr Draper said the purpose of the event was to teach women how to perform simple maintenance on their cars.

“Women need to know more about their cars out in the country due to the fact you could be 30-40km from the nearest town and if you break down ... you need to know the basics to be able to check the car before hitting the road again,” he said.

Mr Draper said he was hoping to run another similar event. “We want to do one to suit school-aged kids who are just getting their licence who don’t want to take advice from their parents,” he said.

The Ladies Maintenance Night was dubbed a success and answered everyone's questions.
Camera IconThe Ladies Maintenance Night was dubbed a success and answered everyone's questions. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Participant Jess White said she came to the event to learn some handy pointers about cars.

“It was very informative in a relaxed setting. It encouraged women to come and be more involved and more responsible with car safety,” she said.

“It’s not just a man’s job, some girls don’t have their dads around to show them how to do simple things like oil and water checks.”

Tickets were $30 with proceeds going to The Breast Cancer Network Australia.

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