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Vehicle Maintenance Workshops For Women

Safety - 31 July 2019
Khaya Ndondo
Khaya Ndondo

Khaya Ndondo, Dealer Principal of Supa Quick Centurion LifeStyle Fitment Centre has assumed a unique and heart-warming role within Centurion’s community by running vehicle maintenance workshops for women. Through this intervention he has increased women’s vehicle knowledge, enabling them to raise their voices and comfortably express their needs and opinions on all things cars.

Workshop Design

Khaya’s workshops are supportive and non-threatening and delivered by both Supa Quick business partners from Centurion LifeStyle Fitment Centre. Invitees are determined by identifying a woman within the Centurion community who want to learn about vehicle maintenance. She is allowed to attend free of charge together with six of her chosen female friends. “This relaxed approach to the workshop design and invitee selection enables a comfortable knowledge transfer between men and women,” explains Khaya.


Through the main objectives of the workshop, women are encouraged to:

Take action by creating a vehicle maintenance plan for themselves and adhering to them.

  • Improve awareness in assuring vehicle roadworthiness and safety.
  • Build their confidence in dealing with the motor repair industry. This helps them to save time and money and to increase their car’s performance.
  • Improve their knowledge to enable correct and confident vehicle maintenance decisions, doing away with female car stereotypes.
  • Have good fun along the way…

Workshop Themes

The overarching workshop themes are:

  • The importance of vehicle maintenance to promote car safety and longevity.
  • Budgeting for motor car expenses including saving for maintenance costs.

The theme, Helping Women with Vehicle Maintenance, is expanded to include:

  • Tyre management - Wheel balancing, rotation, and alignment every 10,000 km.
  • Shock absorbers - Identifying symptoms of wear and tear, and having them replaced every 80,000 km.
  • Brake pads and brake discs - The need for constant checking and changing every 12 months.
  • Battery maintenance - Identifying symptoms of wear and tear, and having it replaced every three to five years.
  • Supa Quick visits - Regular visits to Supa Quick for free SupaChecks.

Key Takeaways

Khaya believes that through the advice given during the workshops, women will realise that:

  • Prevention is better than cure
  • Maintenance reduces vehicle costs
  • Fitment centres exist to help motorists, especially those who feel vulnerable when performing vehicle repair and maintenance
  • There is no such thing as a stupid question

“To date, the workshops have achieved their objectives with many women returning to Supa Quick to discuss their vehicle maintenance concerns openly,” concludes Khaya.

Monthly Women’s Car Maintenance Workshop, Supa Quick CenturionWomen discuss new-found vehicle maintenance knowledge over a
glass of 
champagneand orange juice at Supa Quick Centurion

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