When the going gets tough, us women aren't afraid to get our hands dirty. But how about when it comes to our cars? Many of us (myself included) are guilty of turning to our partner, dad or male friends when we have car trouble. But why is this the case?
Galmatic run 'Know Your Car' workshops that are taught by women and specially designed for women. They run for two hours in the afternoon on the weekend.
Galmatic believes that women have the potential to do anything they put their minds to. This includes understanding how to maintain our cars, knowing what questions to ask the mechanic to avoid being ripped off, and being confident about changing a flat tyre.
I booked myself and a girlfriend in for a workshop when I first started driving. Eleni, who also happens to be the owner of Galmatic, was our trainer. She was very friendly and no question was considered 'stupid'.
Our fun and informative trainer (Source: Galmatic website)
We started off learning about what was under our car bonnet; what to check and top-up and how to do it. The workshop was very relaxed, fun and interactive. There were only four of us at the workshop so each of us had the opportunity to help change the tyre. I also learnt plenty of handy tips including how to keep creepy crawlies, like spiders (shudder), out of your car. We even got a goody bag.
The Galmatic website is also worth visiting. It features handy demo videos and an 'All Gal Car Care' E Course. Galmatic have even developed a mobile app so you can have a personal mechanic on your phone.
Recently, the girlfriend who joined me at the workshop, found herself stuck with a flat tyre on the way to work. Luckily she had been to the Galmatic workshop, and still remembered what needed to be done. Her hubby was with her, and funnily enough, she demonstrated to HIM how it was done. Within half an hour, she was able to change the tyre and saved herself the hassle of calling the NRMA.
So ladies...it's time to get car savvy. The Galmatic workshops are a great experience to treat yourself, or to share with your daughters or girlfriends to make sure you all know a thing or two about maintaining your cars, save a bit of money and stay safe on the road.