A fantastic night was held at Norfolk Motor Group (NMG) Kia & Suzuki showrooms and workshops on Friday 17th February, with over 130 ladies and some husbands or partners in attendance.
Attendees experienced an evening of practical demonstrations on basic car maintenance including safe wheel changing, use of self-inflators and run-flat tyres and had an opportunity to have a go themselves. There was also special emphasis on defensive driving techniques, personal self-protection and dealing with a roadside emergencies.
Paul Hewitt, Group Sales Director and NMG Kia Brand Manager, acted as the compere for the evening and was supported by the NMG Kia and Suzuki team members.
NMG Master Technician Adam Richardson led the maintenance demonstrations with Chris Botha and Matt Yeldham NMG Technicians providing the muscle.
Guest speaker, former Police Chief Inspector and human behaviour specialist Vic Botterill, talked about the causes and symptoms of road rage, stress, and how to cope with them.
Andy Williams from Realistic Self Defence gave a humorous but realistic demonstration using Luke Fairweather of NMG as his dummy, all about how women’s self-protection was important, with personal awareness and self-defence techniques demonstrated in case of emergency situations.
Steven Turner of Forté UK gave a presentation on the safe use of engine treatments and the benefits of their use on the car's engine and fuel economy.
Also on hand were representatives of the Norwich Institute of Advanced Motorists and the FOXY Lady Drivers Club (women’s award winning motoring organisation).
Everyone then enjoyed a light buffet, participated in a quiz and three winners were selected and received a bottle of champagne.