HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – With an increasing number of Vietnamese women getting behind the wheel, Ford Vietnam organised its second annual ‘Everything Women Should Know About Cars’ workshop recently to highlight the ease and importance of vehicle maintenance.
Held at Ben Thanh Ford dealership in Ho Chi Minh City, the workshop was designed to show how easily drivers can manage the upkeep and performance of their vehicles, as well as how these steps can help them to drive safely and more efficiently.
“Today, more women have their own vehicles and enjoy driving themselves, so it's beneficial for them to understand the basics of car-care and maintenance, and how to deal with road-side emergencies. It's easier than most would think, and also helps to save money in the long run,” said Vu Hoang Lam, Ford Vietnam’s service manager.
During the workshop, Ford explained that new owners should study their service manual to obtain a good overview of the basic mechanics and functions of their vehicle. This includes proper usage of their vehicle, periodic maintenance and regular checks on fluid levels.
Using practical games and quizzes, the workshop provided useful tips for women including keeping basic, handy items such as a flashlight and battery cable in the car, as well as how to drive safely on wet roads, and how to deal with a flat tyre..
"The more owners are able to do in term of basic maintenance, the less costly their car will be. Moreover, through real-life videos shown in the workshops, female participants are able to learn how to deal with several common situations while driving properly and safely”, said Lam.
Additionally, Ford also highlighted some smart features of the all-new Ford Fiesta to new and potential Fiesta owners, including an interactive demonstration and video of the Voice Control feature.
“This smart feature allows owners to use their voice to make and receive calls, change the radio stations or music tracks of a CD Player and USB. You can ‘talk’ directly to the Fiesta to with specific commands, without taking your hands off the steering wheel. This helps to make the driving experience more interesting, and safe,” said Lam.
Ford plans to conduct a similar workshop in Hanoi on May 26 at the Ford Hanoi dealership.