Air-Schooled Lesson Days
A typical Air-Schooled Day is equal parts fun, educational, and helpful. Expect to get your hands dirty, while having fun learning about your classic Volkswagen.
We meet at 9am wherever your Volkswagen lives, and start with an overview of the car, your plan for it, and how I can help you achieve it. Expect to start with a cold engine valve adjustment if you are not an Air-Schooled graduate!
Before lunchtime, we will complete a tune-up and any maintenance items that come with the territory. The second half of the day will be dedicated to safety checks, specific projects, other maintenance, restoration efforts, and driving lessons. We will cover common problems, what to do about them, and how to deal with roadside troubles.
Group classes can be arranged; you are responsible for organizing the group and securing a suitable location. Overall fees are the same, and there is a three car maximum per class, though more humans are welcome to observe.
Parts will need to be ordered, so let's do our best to come up with the day's curriculum well in advance. Lesson Days are booked by e-mail only. Once we have settled on a date, you have one week to get your deposit in or I will begin to offer the date to others, who are usually waiting patiently… (Early enrollment will save you money, too! Lesson days go up to $550 when booked after April 2nd.) Please do not send a deposit in until we have agreed on a date.
As potential dates fill up, I will give priority to those who have already paid their deposits, but I also ask that we all work together to ensure the community as a whole is best served. If I ask you to switch dates by a planetary rotation or two, it will be early on in the process, and it will be for a Volkswagen that really needs it.
Lesson dates almost never change after I depart on Tour, but once in a while things come up that are out of everyone's control. If Buddy throws a temper tantrum, you will be the first to know, and we can discuss the plan. Full refunds are issued immediately if requested. (In 150,000 miles, Buddy has never needed a tow truck, and never made me late for a single appointment.) If you forget about your best friend's wedding and have to cancel after I leave on April 29th, thanks for the gas money!
See you on the road,