The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance


Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16, 2023 at 9pm EST

If you’ve ever wondered why — and when — specific car maintenance tasks are necessary, this is the course for you. In “The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance” we will go over everything from how often you actually need to change your oil, to what power steering fluid even does in your car (and why it has to be changed). Everything will be explained in easy-to-understand language: not mechanic talk!

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I tend to get asked a lot of the same questions over and over again, and by far, two of the ones that I hear most frequently are: “When do I need to do ____ to my car?” and “Why do I have to replace ____?” This class will answer all your questions about preventative car maintenance, empowering you as a more educated car owner to better protect your investment.

Saturday — 45 minutes:

  • How do you know when to do maintenance?
  • Which dash lights are maintenance-related?
  • Oil changes – how often, what type of oil
  • Coolant – why and how often
  • Power steering fluid – why and how often
  • Filter (Cabin and Air ) – What they do and when they need to be changed

Sunday  — 45 minutes:

  • Tires – how often to rotate, tire pressure,
  • Alignments – What is it, how often, what are the benefits
  • Air Conditioning recharges – What does this even do? How often?
  • Drive Belts – what the belt does and how often should be changed
  • Timing Belts – What this belt does, and how often it needs to be changed
  • Five Websites every car owner should know, and use

A 15 minute Q & A will be held at the end of each class period.

What is the Cost? 

Class is sliding scale from $49 to $119 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 Wisconsin Black Historical Society. 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? 

The class is held on Zoom. On Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16, 2023 at 9pm EST, I will go live and discuss and teach. You’ll be able to ask questions live. You’ll even be able to go back and re-watch the recorded class videos for 30 days. This is not a DIY course.

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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