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Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners

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0.7 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Reed Courses Certificate of Completion - Free
  • CPD QS Certificate - PDF - £4.99
  • CPD QS Certificate - Hardcopy - £9.99
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Do you remember the first time you got behind the wheel of a car? The feeling of freedom and independence was exhilarating! But have you ever considered what happens when that same car breaks down or needs repairs? The average cost for basic car maintenance performed by a mechanic is approximately $100 to $200. This course, "Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners," is your roadmap through the essentials of car safety, maintenance, understanding dashboard lights, tyres, brakes, and smart purchasing tips.

This engaging Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners course is tailor-made for new car owners eager to navigate the basics of automobile upkeep and safety. Through five comprehensive modules, learners will explore everything from the significance of dashboard indicator lights to the intricacies of tyre and brake maintenance, culminating with insightful guidance on purchasing a car. This Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners journey equips you with the knowledge to maintain your vehicle's longevity, ensure your safety on the road, and make informed decisions when buying a car.

Learning Outcome:

After completing this Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and respond to dashboard indicator lights.
  2. Understand the importance of regular vehicle maintenance for safety.
  3. Evaluate tyre conditions and know when replacements are necessary.
  4. Assess brake health and recognise signs of wear.
  5. Make informed decisions when purchasing a car.
  6. Apply basic maintenance techniques to enhance vehicle longevity.
  7. Recognise safety protocols to prevent accidents.
  8. Navigate car ownership responsibilities confidently.


Reed Courses Certificate of Completion

Digital certificate - Included

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed.

CPD QS Certificate - PDF

Digital certificate - £4.99

Get a CPD QS PDF certificate at an affordable price of £4.99 only.

CPD QS Certificate - Hardcopy

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Get a CPD QS Hardcopy certificate at an affordable price of £9.99 only.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards


0h 45m

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In the CPD QS Accredited "Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners," embark on a journey through the foundational aspects of car maintenance and safety. This Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners curriculum is crafted to demystify the mechanical and technical facets of car ownership, from decoding the messages behind dashboard lights to understanding the critical role of tyres and brakes in your vehicle's overall performance. Moreover, the Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners course offers strategic advice for those in the market for a new car. It's not just about solving problems but preventing them, ensuring you can enjoy a safe and prolonged driving experience. This Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners programme is a blend of theory and insightful knowledge, designed to empower new car owners with the confidence to manage their vehicle's care and optimise its performance and safety.

Course Completion Certificate

Once you've completed the Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners course, you will immediately be sent a free PDF certificate from REED. You can also choose to receive a CPD QS PDF/Hardcopy certificate. Prices for CPD QS certificates are as follows:

  • PDF Certificate: £4.99

Email delivery of printable/shareable PDF certificate.

  • Hardcopy Certificate: £9.99

Professionally printed certificate delivery.

Who is this course for?

This Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners course is designed for:

  1. New car owners seeking foundational knowledge in car maintenance.
  2. Individuals interested in learning how to maintain their vehicle's safety and performance.
  3. Prospective car buyers looking for guidance on making informed purchases.
  4. Anyone keen on understanding their vehicle better to avoid unnecessary garage visits.
  5. Car enthusiasts aiming to enhance their maintenance and safety knowledge.


The Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners course is open to everyone and has no formal entry criteria.

Career path

After completing this Car Mechanic Basics for New Owners course, you can pursue the following career pathways:

  1. Automotive Service Technician (£25,000 - £35,000)
  2. Vehicle Inspector (£24,000 - £30,000)
  3. Parts Advisor (£20,000 - £25,000)
  4. Car Sales Executive (£18,000 basic + commission, OTE £35,000 - £45,000)
  5. MOT Tester (£22,000 - £29,000)

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