Merriam Automotive

Auto Care 101



This class is geared toward teenage drivers, but can be taken by anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding of their car and basic troubleshooting.  I will be teaching you to identify common problems.  This class will be taught at my shop, but we will be outside and around cars.  Please wear clothing that can get dirty and that is appropriate for the temperature.  Students are to bring their car, as it will be a “hands on” training.  It would be helpful if you can bring your owner’s manual with you.


The cost of this class is $75.00 per student.  The class will be approximately 2 hours.  Class size is 3-4 students per session.  Payment is due on the day of the class.  Checks are to be made payable to Merriam Automotive.  Cash or Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard only – debit or credit) accepted.

Class Dates:

Saturday mornings beginning July 20, 2013 
Please call 770-814-7516 to register for the class


NOTE: Other class times can be arranged with Peter.
He usually needs 3 - 5 business days advance notice.

Here is an outline of what will be discussed in the class:

  • Brakes – noises, operation and replacement
  • Oil – levels, changing and viscosity to use
  • Overheating – what action to take and importance of monitoring the  temperature gauge.
  • Battery – jump starting
  • Tires – pressure, spare tire and changing
  • Air Filter – location and changing
  • Fluid Levels – checking
  • Struts and Shocks – function and location
  • Coolant – levels, changing, when to check
  • Headlights – replacement, cleaning
  • Windshield Wipers – determining size to use, replacement and visibility issues
  • Emissions
  • Tools and equipment to have in your car
  • Cold weather considerations

Contact us by email or by calling 770-814-7516
to sign up for a class Today!

NOTE: Please wear closed toed shoes- Athletic shoes or other comfortable shoe


We take the mystery out of simple auto maintenance