GIRLS AUTO CLINIC
Well this morning for the first time in a long time there was a guest of interest on the morning radio show. The guest was Patrice Banks, CEO and Founder of Girls Auto Clinic. The company was founded to provide women with workshops on auto mechanics. It was music to my ears, I am not sure about my you but I have been duped with repairs for my car. My last visit to Firestone left me feeling really annoyed after I was given an estimate for over $1000 to replace two struts. After this estimate I started going to my brother’s mechanic who evaluated my car and told me only one of my struts was leaking not two.
This experience shed light on the unnecessary quotes given to women because we typically are not well versed on car mechanics. Fast forward to Patrice Banks, I went to her website GirlsAutoClinic and I emailed her. My main concern was the last oil change at a cost of $50 which I was told that was too high and Patrice concurred. The same garage recommended replacing my air and cabin filters as well as an engine flush. Now what was quoted was well over $400 dollars after knowing that the oil change was too high there was no way I would consider returning to this garage.
Ladies, if there is one take away I remember as important it is to consult your car’s maintenance schedule to keep track of your maintenance.
Based on my questions and concerns, below is Patrice’s response. I also found out Patrice like myself is an engineer by education.
Excerpt from Patrice’s email response to me: