• Motor Vehicles

    DIY Car Maintenance

  • Attendance / Duration

    Kilmarnock Campus

    8 Thursday evenings (6:30pm-9:00pm)

  • Cost


Book / Enquiry

Thursday 5th September to 31st October (Kilmarnock Campus) - Book here

To be added to our waiting list for future course dates please email businessgrowth@ayrshire.ac.uk

What's Involved?

The course will take place in our up-to-date workshop which has the modern facilities to deliver this programme. The course content will focus on basic car maintenance which will allow you to carry out basic checks in line with transport legislation. The course will also allow the candidate to identify Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and some of the characteristics associated with them.

This course is for someone who has little or no knowledge of vehicles and would like to find out how to carry out basic checks. This course would also be ideal for the person with some knowledge, and they would like to enhance it. Alternatively, the Electric/Hybrid Vehicle part of the course would give an insight into modern technologies. There will be no assessment, however, a college certificate will be awarded on completion of the course.

Course Content

The course will consist of the following:

  • Health & safety
  • Tools & equipment’s
  • Safely removing and refitting roadwheels
  • Tyre identification and checks
  • Brakes, steering and suspension
  • Engine components
  • Battery, lights, wipers and washers
  • Servicing
  • MOT legislation in relation to vehicle checks
  • Introduction to Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and the rationale for them
  • Identifying the characteristics of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles

As this is a practical course, we would recommend suitable clothing (old clothing or overalls) and footwear (sturdy boots or shoes, ideally steel toe capped) as activities will take place in the workshop.

Places available



Start Date

5 Sep 2024

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