I’m back to recapping some 30 Under 30 Goals I completed last year and forgot to write about.
This time up we have Goal #22 - Learn basic car maintenance.
This goal is particularly strange because most people know that I don’t own a car. That’s right — I’m 29 and still don’t own a car. Guess what my car/auto budget is every month? $0! Ha!
[Guess what happens in winter? I cry. A lot]
But from time-to-time, I have to operate a car. This is terrifying for a number of reasons:
1) I am probably one of the worst drivers I’ve ever met in my life, and,
2) I basically know nothing about how a car works, basic car functions, or what various icons/lights/sensors indicate on the cars dashboard.
This doesn’t bode well for me as a driver. It also bodes particularly disastrous should something happen while I’m driving a car.
So I thought I should take a class and try to learn something.
In April 2014, I joined my pals Lindsay and Michael for a Basic Automobile Maintenance class at Madison College.
A few things:
- the instructor was super nice and awesome, kind of like your favorite grandpa
- the class was cheap (!) — somewhere around $30
- I brought home a bunch of material and information that will no doubt pay dividends throughout my challenged car life.
More importantly, we wore safety goggles.