MISS FIX-IT: Toni Thomas learns how to change a tyre at the Black Toyota workshop.
MISS FIX-IT: Toni Thomas learns how to change a tyre at the Black Toyota workshop. Jessica Bahr

Learning to lift the bonnet

FOR many of us, the most we know about our car is the make, model and colour.

Black Toyota and Dalby Police, however, are working to change that.

On Saturday morning, women from around Dalby were invited to Black Toyota to attend the 'Under The Bonnet' workshop as a means of improving roadside skills and safety knowledge.

Rosie Crank, service manager at Black Toyota Dalby, said the workshop was mostly about safety for women in motoring.

"It's basically a safe place for them to ask questions...and just so that we can teach them a little bit of basic maintenance,” she said.

"The police also talk about safety if you break down and what you can do.”

"Some women do know about cars, but it is quite male dominated...and we don't expect people to know everything.”

The workshop consisted of lessons on jump-starting a car, changing tyres and basic maintenance, along with tips and information sessions from police.

Toni Campbell attended the workshop, and said she had initially been convinced by her mother to come.

"Before this I'd never changed a tyre, or checked oil, or anything,” she said.

"I think a lot of girls don't know those things, especially if they grow up with a single mum.”

"It's definitely good to know now.”


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