Educating the Owner-Driver.
To enjoy all the comfort and avoid all the worry of motoring it has been said that one must employ a chauffeur. Vet to get the best out of motoring surely one should have that affection for one’s car which comes from an intimate knowledge of it, and which can only belong to the owner-driver. Certain it is that enthusiasm is found at its highest in ownerdrivers, some of whom display so much interest in their cars that they have gone to the point, even, of taking a fortnight’s” schooling.”
This, perhaps, is a possibility not foreseen by the Rover Company, who some time ago established a ” School ” at their repair works in’Coventry. ‘rue idea, chiefly, was to educate mechanics and foremen, employed by their dealers all over the country, in the design, construction and maintenance of Rover cars.
Not only mechanics, it seems, but chauffeurs and in some cases owners themselves have entered the department as pupils. The two weeks course of intensive instruction ends with a viva voce examination and the presentation of certificates to successful pupils.