A Deeper Dive Into Car Ownership and Maintenance


Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9 and 10, 2024 at 9pm EST

Are you ready to really understand what’s happening under the hood of your car? “A Deeper Dive into Car Ownership & Maintenance” will enable you to take a comprehensive view of your vehicle’s needs — including cleaning, fuel systems, brakes, and transmission fluid. Never live in fear of that pesky “check engine” light again.

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Every time I teach “The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance,” folks ask me to teach a class that digs deeper into slightly more complex topics. So finally, after three years of teaching, I’m offering this course which offers exactly that. But no worries if you haven’t taken any of my other classes! Like everything I teach, this will be offered in plain language — no mechanic speak — and it is accessible to everyone who wants to gain a more comprehensive view of preventative car maintenance.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Cleaning your Car, Inside and Out
  • How often to clean your car?
  • Does cleaning prevent rust?
  • How to protect your car’s leather?
  • How can you eliminate car odors?
  • Brakes – Why? When?
  • How does the brake system work?
  • How often do brakes get changed?
  • What brake noises should you be worried about?
  • When do you need to change your brake fluid?
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Should it even be changed?
  • What’s the point, what does it do?
  • What if my car has a non-serviceable transmission?
  • Do I need to replace my transmission filter?
  • What’s a Tune-Up
  • How often do I actually need one?
  • What parts are changed in a tune-up?

What is the Cost? 

Class is sliding scale from $69 to $159, payable via PayPal.  This is an effort to accommodate a range of budgets and needs.  For more information about the sliding scale model and suggestions for what you should pay, see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

10% of the revenue of this class will be donated to Option-U. I also have a scholarship fund for folks that can’t afford to take this class. Priority goes to people of color, trans people, and folks with disabilities. Apply for a scholarship here. 

When and where will this class be held? 

This class will be held on Zoom on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9 and 10, 2024 at 9pm EST. You’ll be able to ask questions live. You’ll even be able to go back and re-watch the recorded class video for three months. The class, including Q & A, will be ~ 75 minutes long.

Additional information

Sliding Scale

Underemployed, Folks employed but living pay-check to pay-check, Folks who have a car newer then 2010, brunch regularly, Folks whose households own more than one car or have a car worth $15k+, Support my work and pay for someone else's place

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