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Author Topic: Any auto-mechanic workshop for ladies?  (Read 919 times)

aka_formality

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Any auto-mechanic workshop for ladies?
« on: October 09, 2012, 10:20:24 pm »
Hi mga sis! i am just a newbie driver and we have no guy in the house....i am really interested in learning
automotives kahit basic lang kaso lang nahihiya ako kasi malimit dominated kasi ng men ang nag-eenrol. Would you know kung meron workshop na marami women naman? Sa tesda kasi usually mga lalaki dun. Kindly share naman mga sis! thanks po.

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Re: Any auto-mechanic workshop for ladies?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 07:48:11 am »
Hi, aka formality.

Most such courses are indeed often dominated by males but kahit ikaw lang ang female as long as the instructor is professional enough ay madali ka maging at home sa class.  Its the way the lesson is dished kasi.  Pag may pagka-bastos yun instructor ay no matter how gentlemanly pa mga classmates mo ay wala rin. 

Example.  Yun need to bleed the brakes ay you need to pump the brakes.  Thus, the Tagalog term is "bomba."  Walang malisya yun but kapag napasukan at hindi na-arrest agad ng instructor then you or any other can be called "Miss Bomba."

Major tip is look for those comprehensive books on basic car care sold sa mga bookstores - Booksale is a good source for such.  Maganda sana yun sa AAA but not unless you know someone in the US ay forget finding one here easily.

Make sure rin na as much as possible yun pag-aralan mo covers yun kind of vehicle you will be having or have.  Old school means mga hindi pa EFI o may power brakes, etc.  And if you are using a hybrid ay good luck na lang as no idea beyond sa official service centers ang may alam nun.
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Re: Any auto-mechanic workshop for ladies?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 08:33:48 pm »
Thank u so much for your inputs. Very helpful talaga ang forum na to.=)

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Re: Any auto-mechanic workshop for ladies?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 06:57:12 am »
Hi muli, aka formality.

Me and wifey studied yun night class on basic automotive and driving doon sa public high school next to the UN LRT station - not sure kung pwede to openly name it sa forum kasi.

Basically ang fees lang doon ay around 10 pesos for the ID and yun mga gastusin sa lessons.  Unfortunately, yun teacher namin is a drunk and lazy.  Hindi lang makaporma sa amin ni wifey as sister-in-law namin ay secretary ng principal.  He taught some but not much and sa 6 months na lesson definitely lacking in substance yun natutunan namin.  Actually, 5 months lang ako as nabwisit na ako.

Okay naman with TESDA as how I was told by someone who enrolled there before malayo nga lang and medyo mahal. 

If I were you ay hanap ka muna ng good car club as tiyak may mga ladies rin naman who are members of such then kayo-kayo mag-usap to learn the basics of car mechanics na in line pa sa make and model na mayroon kayo.  This is why mas favor ko old school then upgrade it bit by bit than buy a new one.  Mas fun kasi :)  Yun lang wala akong major dinero for it to make it a reality :P  Well, working on that angle soon :D

FYI.  Kapag may computer box ang kotse mo ay yan medyo madugo as unlike old school na gumagamit pa ng carburetors ay high-tech rin needed mo na equipment to properly troubleshoot it.  Which was why I recommend invest ka na lang muna sa books tapos unti-untiin mo yun equipments and safety gear mo as you look for a nice car club.
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Re: Any auto-mechanic workshop for ladies?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 01:30:14 pm »
Sa driving schools ba wala?
Parang nabasa ko A1 yata meron pero parang 1 day lang basics lang kasi.
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Re: Any auto-mechanic workshop for ladies?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 08:43:43 am »
May na kita akong Basic Car Maintenance course sa Meralco Foundation, 4 days siya.
Once a month Meron offering sila, sa Ortigas.
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Re: Any auto-mechanic workshop for ladies?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 12:12:41 am »
thanks sis! will check this out.

 

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