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Before Your First Car: A Virtual Car Ownership Class for Teens and Young Adults
Ok, think about this: When you were of age to learn how to drive or get your first car, what car fundamentals did you learn? Did you pick up the information from a parent, the internet, and friends, or were you actually guided on how to be a responsible car owner?
Today, instead of hoping that your teen or young adult gets enough information to become responsible car owners, you can just sign them up for this class! This class is designed for young people who are just learning to drive, considering buying their first car, or just want to get all the fundamental car knowledge they didn’t have when they started driving.
Saturday – 60 min:
Down to the basics, how do you even start getting to know your car?
- Owners manual overview
- Why and when do you do oil changes, change wipers, filters, and fluids
- Dash lights, and other things to pay attention to and listen for when you drive
- When should you tow your car instead of driving
Sunday – 60 min:
Car buying and ownership, what you’ll need to know
- What car repairs should you know how to do yourself?
- How do you find a mechanic?
- When (and how) to say no in a mechanic shop
- Car buying fundamental know-how (not a full car buying seminar, just covering the very very basics everyone should know)
- How to budget for future car repairs
Class is sliding scale $39 – $159 payable via PayPal. This is an effort to accommodate a range of budgets and needs. The $39 rate is for parents/young adults that are unemployed to a $159 rate for folks who have multiple family cars, participate in paid extracurricular activities, etc. Use your best judgment, my recommendations are just that. If you can afford more, please choose a higher rate as it will allow me to continue offering discounted rates.
To Support the Community:
10% of the revenue of this class will be donated to Kids Matter and directed to support the purchase of a car for a young person who aged out of the foster care system. I also offer a scholarship fund for families / young adults that can’t afford to take this class. Priority goes to QTPOC, trans people, and folks with disabilities. If you are in need of a scholarship, please fill out the contact form and I’ll be in touch.
Who is this class for?
This class is geared towards teens and young adults ages 15 – 24 in North America. However, if you are just starting to drive and are older than that, you’re welcome to take the class as long as you respect the space I am creating.
Where/When is this class held?
This is an online class that is held in a private Facebook group on October 24 – 25th at 2 pm EST. If over 50 people sign up, this class will be split into two sessions, with the second session beginning at 3:30 pm. I will go live and discuss and teach. Participants with able to ask questions live. You’ll even be able to go back and re-watch the recorded class videos for up to a month from when the class is offered.
Be advised – This class is not refundable. If you email before the class that you will not be attending, your seat will be donated to a low-income person of color or person with a disability.