Regular maintenance extends a vehicle’s lifespan, allowing it to see its litter of Mini Coopers grow into Coopers and bear it Grandcoopers. Postpone retirement with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $40 for an auto-maintenance class for two (a $20 value per person) and $30 worth of garage credit for two (a $100 total value)
- $75 for an auto-maintenance class for four (a $20 value per person) and $30 worth of garage credit for four (a $200 total value)
- $105 for an auto-maintenance class for six (a $20 value per person) and $30 worth of garage credit for six (a $300 total value)<p>
Classes of up to 20 students start at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning August 7. Sessions cover basic maintenance skills, such as changing oil and oil filters and replacing front brake pads. Students spend the included garage credit on use of the 7,000-square-foot facility. They receive access to a basic set of tools with the rental of a flat bay ($10/hour) or high-rise lift ($20/hour). For $5 of garage credit, burgeoning mechanics can use every tool in the shop.<p>
The Tuning Spot
The eight workstations at The Tuning Spot hum with the staccato clicks of socket wrenches and the soprano whine of air tools. Industrious figures crane their necks beneath a scissor lift and slip under rides in flat bays. The industrious workers aren’t licensed mechanics, though— they are the cars’ owners, learning to baby their own rides in the 7,000-square-foot DIY garage.
Burgeoning technicians gather together in the bustling shop, discussing issues with timing belts and fuzzy dice that only ever come up snake eyes. A team of experienced mechanics stands by, ready to jump in and assist. ALLDATA, an online database of repair tips and specs, also aids students as they learn to care for rides without expensive trips to mechanics.