What do I learn?
If you already have a basic understanding of classic vehicle maintenance, our five-day course will provide you with the skills and confidence to carry out more advanced tasks.
What do I gain?
During the five-day course, you will gain the following skills:
• Understand how to carry out a major assessment of your vehicle
• Learn how to deal with electrical and lighting issues
• Get a good understanding of how to assess larger structural issues
Specific tasks will include:
• Remove, assess and refit a petrol fuel pump (mechanical or electric)
• Check and adjust valve clearances
• Assess and adjust clutch operating cable/cylinder/linkage
• Remove, maintain and refit brake shoes
• Inspect and assess a brake slave cylinder
• Assess and maintain a rod or cable brake linkage
• Assess and inspect suspension units
• Assess structural body condition, including planning for a repair programme
• Assess paint condition from previous repairs
• Polishing and vehicle paint protection
• Electrical systems checking and cost effective repairs
• Carrying out minor electrical repairs
• Understanding legal safety requirements
What do I need?
You will not need to purchase additional materials for this course – all workshop materials will be provided. However, the course is ‘hands-on’ so please dress suitably and consider bringing:
• Overalls / durable clothing
• Heavy-duty gloves
• Suitable footwear – i.e. boots
What can I do next?
Upon completing this course, please speak with your tutor who can advise you further on any future classic vehicle courses planned.
What else do I need to know?
The course will be held at our fully-kitted workshop, situated on the Bicester Heritage site alongside some of the best-known classic vehicle businesses anywhere in the UK.
Please note that catering outlets are limited at Bicester Heritage – therefore, you should bring your own refreshments throughout the course.