Car Talk Made Easy

  • July 26, 2017

Event Details

This event finished on 27 October 2017


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Car Talk Made Easy


Chatham County Council on Aging is hosting auto-related, informal classes on car ownership, driving and maintaining them with a question and answer session after each class.


Presentations will be led by an easygoing and entertaining Don Wollum, Senior Master ASE technician with 46 years of automotive repair experience.


August 25th, 2017-2pm

We will discuss prudent car driving tips and safety strategies for seniors to improve your seating position and controls either for the trusted car you now drive, or a newer car you may ne now driving. We will also discuss ways to determine if keeping your current car is best for you or, does considering a new car for reliability or safety enhancements makes better sense for you to continue driving more years on the roads safely.  Part of the class will give pointers to help us drive relaxed and observant, with better understanding ways to remain a safe and confident driver.

September 29th-2pm

3 Great New Cars for Seniors: If you are planning to buy a new car, we will cover the 3 best cars that are logical to operate, safe, practical, user friendly and value-priced. For most of us, buying a new car, and maintaining your current car is intimidating. New cars have lane change and stopped traffic ahead warnings, so we will look at 3 new car models that are Senior Friendly yet practical and fun and economical to operate.

October 27th-2pm

We will discuss a practical 6-month maintenance plan that covers all the basics of great car care: 1) Current oil change intervals, 2) fluid level inspection, 3) Tire tread measuring and tire inflation tips, 4) Inspecting brakes, wiper blades and lighting.

As we discuss basic car servicing twice a year, we will then talk about what is generally needed at 30,000 or 50,000 services, Cars have changed more in the last 8 years than we may have realized. How many of us today feel truly confident when discussing how to take care of our late model cars, or knowing the best time to fix and stay with your existing car or buying a new car?  Our goal here is to have you be aware most shops will recommend services that only now a days apply to 1970’s cars using older engine oils we no longer have. Synthetics oils and fluids have changed that basic oil change every 3,000 miles to what may surprise you: oil changes every 10,000 miles or one year.   

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