Basic Auto Care 202

Basic Auto Care 202 is intended for those who have taken Basic Auto Care 101 from Sarah at WCCW or another location, or for those who already have experience changing a tire and want to delve into other projects with their cars.  

In this three hour hands-on workshop, participants will have an opportunity to change the oil in their own vehicles while learning how to use a jack and jack stands to safely work underneath the car.  We will also review how to check and change an air filter, how to inspect your breaks, and discuss any other questions that may come up. Participants must be familiar with the year, make, model, engine size, and number of cylinders their car has.  If you do not have a car or do not want to change your own oil, there will still be opportunity to learn by helping other participants.

What to Bring:  You will need to bring oil in the proper amount and viscosity, and an oil filter that fits your vehicle.  Please have your owner’s manual and know where the jack and lug nut wrench are stored in your car. Though not required, it will be helpful if you have the tools needed to remove the drain plug and oil filter on your vehicle, an oil drain pan, and a funnel.  Come dressed to be on the ground and with clothes that you don’t mind getting oil and grease on. 

Artist, freelance photographer and ASE Certified auto mechanic, Sarah Lyon has had a passion for understanding how things work from a young age. Her creative endeavors include several solo cross-country motorcycle trips documenting women mechanics working in their shops, and creating a cast bronze sculpture out of her old motorcycle boots. Based in Louisville, KY, and Joshua Tree, CA, Sarah’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving support from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, ArtPlace America, and Creative Capital. Since 2016 she has taught her Basic Auto Care Clinic at The Women’s Center for Creative Work, Paramount Studios, Ebell of Los Angeles, Pieter Performance Space, A-Z West, and as individual lessons.

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact info@wccw.us at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

Childcare for this event: We do our best to provide low-cost, on-site childcare for our events when requested at least a week in advance. If you are interested in childcare for this event, please fill out this form.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.