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Introduction To Car Maintenance - How To Maintain Your Car (Rarpa)

Motor Vehicle students working on a car at our Central Bedfordshire College Campus.


Introduction To Car Maintenance - How To Maintain Your Car (Rarpa)

If you would like to know the basic maintenance required for your car? Here you can learn in our state-of-the-art garage working on real cars. You’ll gain the technical skills and knowledge required for basic maintenance.

Course information

Course content

This course will suit you if you have a keen interest in knowing the basic maintenance requirements for your vehicle. It will be taught 1 evening per week 6pm – 9pm at the Luton Road Campus.

We have high professional standards and expectations of our learners and expect excellent attendance, punctuality and the wearing of PPE to ensure you thrive on your course – PPE consists of overalls or work trousers and steel toe capped boots.

Lessons can consist of lectures, discussions, independent research and individual and group practical tasks.

Areas of study could include:

  • Introduction to vehicle engine
  • Check and change a wheel
  • Check and change bulbs
  • Check your windscreen wash
  • Keep an eye on your tyres
  • Top up your engine oil
  • Keep your battery in check
  • Check if your car is due a service
  • Top up your cooling system liquid
  • Check your horn
  • Take a look at your exhaust

In order to pass this course you will need to pass required assessments.

Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Further study and career options

Upon completing your course, you can progress onto the 2 year Level 2 Motor Vehicle Course.

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost and time of travelling to College. Your course will be taught at the Motor Vehicle Luton Road Campus but may be required to travel to our main campus in Kingsway, Dunstable for some sessions.

Interested in this course?

If you would like to be notified when this course is next available, please fill out the form below.

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Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Luton Road
Starts: 19/09/2023
Type: Part Time

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.