Can anyone in southern New Hampsire point me in the right direction?


#1

I have always been interested in cars and car repair, and would like to expand my VERY limited knowledge by taking a few courses in the subject, like in an evening adult education program. Does anyone know if there is a place in the Derry/Mancester area were I could sign up for a few courses to get myself started, without having to join an actual school? Like a “Basic Auto Repair for Dummies” class. I am a 25 year old woman and sort of intimidated by the auto repair “boy’s club”, but am trying to gain some shred of courage. Thank you.

-Melissa


#2

Can’t speak for your area, but many technical schools or community colleges offer such a course, My daughter is enrolled in one now, in Wichita, KS. Call around and see if anyone offers something like that in your area.


#3

Nashua Community College has an automotive program that contributors to this forum have spoken very highly of. See www.nashuacc.edu





#4


When I lived in Manchester for any repairs I didn’t have to equipment to do or the time…I took my cars to Mom’s garage in Kelly st. Very honest garage and prices are reasonable. I was there waiting for new struts to be put on my wifes car…when a woman had her car towed in…Wouldn’t start…She said two different people told here it was the fuel pump and would cost $500 to replace. Several friends told her about Mom’s so she took a chance and had the car towed there (she only lived about 4 blocks away). So they looked at the car…and 10 minutes later told her the car was all fixed…(cost $20). She needed a new gas cap. They told her they see it a lot in that particular car. They could have easily told her she needed a new pump and charge her $500.


#5

Manchester Community College, 6076 Front Street, Manchester (right by the WMUR tower) also has an automotive Technology program. (603)668-6706. However, Nashua’s is better. Nashua’s address is 505 Amherst Street (just off exit 8 of the Everette Turnpike), the number is (603)882-6923.

Both are full time day programs that require a student to be metriculated into the program to take the courses. Both also require an investment in a chest of tools, a good driving record, and some other miscellaneous requirements. If you’re interested, contact their admissions departments.