NEW DRIVERS CLASSES

WITH SALLY DAWSON

Are you or your son or daughter just taking to the road?
Are you ready to buy your first car?

Class 1 Beginner: April 7, 2018 - 12 – 2 pm
Class 2 Intermediate: April 14, 2018 - 12 – 2 pm
Pizza lunch will be provided.

A recent AUTOMD.com survey of parents of teenage drivers revealed the following:

66% of parents rated their teen’s basic knowledge of car maintenance as “somewhat or completely clueless,” or “average,” but said it was extremely important for teens to be educated about the basic parts of a car. Only six percent of parents surveyed believed their child learned enough auto repair basics in a driver’s education course. Two in three teens don’t know how to change a flat tire, check or change the oil, jumpstart a battery, identify basic car parts, or perform emergency roadside repairs.

The average cost of owning and operating a vehicle is more than $8,500 a year, and according to a AAA survey, one third of U.S. drivers skip or delay recommended service or repairs, which increases the likelihood of unexpected mechanical failures and leaves vehicles more vulnerable to roadside breakdown. In 2016, AAA responded to nearly 32 million stranded motorists.

With over 13 million young drivers on the road, the goal of the New Drivers Class is to educate young drivers so they will be more comfortable with their cars!

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum presents the New Drivers Car Care Series, our first car maintenance series for new drivers on the road. From basics to learning how to change a tire, these two classes will focus on every aspect of your car that you need to know. This is an opportunity for young adults to gain important automobile knowledge and to learn from a woman who has your interests at heart.

We invite you to spend a couple hours on your Saturday learning about your car with mechanic Sally Dawson, owner of Foxy Auto. Sally began working in her father's auto repair shop in her early teenage years; she spent years learning the trade and becoming familiar with the business. Now, she is the owner of one of the few female owned and operated auto repair shops in the country. She has been featured on the Today Show and more recently in the March 2017 issue of Motor magazine. She has led the Fearless Females Automotive Car Care Series, the How to Prepare for a New England Winter: Winterizing Your Vehicle class, and participated in our live storytelling event, Women’s Motormouth, all here at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum!

Come and join us as we learn from a pro! Parents are encouraged to attend!

• Importance of Having a Car
• Buying Your First Car
• Documents
• Preventing Against Upselling

• State Inspection
• Keeping it Clean
• Maintenance

For Class 1

• Do It Yourself (Owner’s Manual)
• Checking Fluids
• Checking Tire Pressure
• Wiper Blades

• Jump Starting a Car
• Changing a Flat
• What to do in an Emergency

For Class 2

Classes are a free community event.
Geared for ages 15-24 but open to all ages.
Suggested donation $10 per class.

Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programing and paying for lunch. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we fulfill our mission to serve and educate.

Please register ahead of time so we know how much pizza to order.