Get to Know your Car, It Will Give you Peace of Mind

In an effort to contribute to safe motoring and making a meaningful difference in the lives of South Africans, the Automobile Association (AA) is aiming to empower vehicle owners through a one day course on what to check and look out for when travelling, as well as give them a better understanding of their vehicle, its operation and basic care needs.

“If you or your children are regular travellers, the chances are that at some point your vehicle may experience minor breakdowns, Where roadside assistance is some way off, knowing where your emergency equipment is stowed and how to use it could save you not only time but potentially a lot of unnecessary hassle and worry about safety” said the AA’s Technical Services, Divisional Manager Derek Hall-Jones.

It wouldn’t hurt to know what’s behind all those advanced safety systems that keep motorists out of harm’s way or why it’s important for them to do regular basic vehicle checks that will ensure a safe and hassle free journey. The course is designed to not only empower motorists to deal with the basics of niggley roadside emergencies but also to provide a better understanding and added peace of mind.
“The AA has contributed to safe motoring for many years and assisted many motorists in need. The Know Your Car Course is just another way that we at the AA are trying to be the champion of the motorist,” said Hall-Jones.

The course runs from 09:00 am to 15:30 weekdays and covers the following important aspects:

  • Engine basics
  • Braking system basics
  • Steering system basics
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Occupant Restraint Systems
  • Basic vehicle maintenance
  • Pre trip inspections
  • Q&A’s: What would you like to know?

“We are aware that some people might not be able to attend mid-week courses so the course will also be available on Saturday’s depending on the number of people that are interested,” concludes Hall-Jones.

The price is only R350 per person and the price included tea, coffee as well as a light lunch. Anyone interested in attending the course can call 011 347 9300 or fax 011347 9305. Alternatively, they can email or

Automobile Association of South Africa (AA)
011 799 1180

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