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Roy Hubbard is looking for ladies (but it’s all in a good cause)

by Hugh Wilson | 12 May 2016

Roy Hubbard Motors in Market Harborough will hold the latest of its popular ladies’ nights on Wednesday May 18, the garage has announced.

The free event is designed to teach basic car maintenance skills in a friendly, fun and informal way. Women who attend the night will learn everything from how to deal with a puncture and change the oil to what to do in the event of a breakdown.

“It’s also about giving the ladies the confidence to talk to their local garage, and interact with us more frequently and more knowledgably,” says Graham Packer of Roy Hubbard Motors.

“It’s all very hands-on. It’s OK knowing the theory of changing a wheel, but actually doing it for yourself is what gives you confidence. That’s what the night is about.”

There is no charge to attend the event and all proceeds from the sale of refreshments will be given to Breast Cancer Research. A raffle on the night will also raise funds for the charity.

The event is likely to attract around 30 women who will be split into three groups so everyone gets a chance to try out their new skills.

“There is definitely a need for this kind of basic training,” says Graham. “Last time we ran it we were amazed at the diversity of ladies turning up. There were 17-year-old girls who had just passed their tests and had been told to come by their parents, and 80-year-olds who had been driving for decades!”

“That shows how important these skills are. I always say, what if that puncture happens at night in the middle of nowhere? Even if you have a breakdown service, what if your phone can’t get a signal or has run out of battery, or the breakdown people are likely to take an hour to get to you? Could you handle that situation safely and sensibly?”

Ladies’ night at Roy Hubbard Motors is on May 18 and is free to attend. For more information, call the garage on 01858 431822

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