A do-it-ourselves guide to auto maintenance, roadside emergencies, and the real scoop on how women can get honest car service at the garage.

Do you feel lost when explaining your car problems to a mechanic? Do you panic when something goes wrong with your ride? Have you felt like you were being overcharged or pressured into unnecessary add-ons at the auto shop? Fear no more: The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide has got your back.

So many women feel powerless, nervous, or embarrassed when taking our cars in for a repair, even as we outnumber men both as drivers and as customers at auto repair shops. The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide fills in the information gaps, allowing you to take full control of your vehicle. Filled with jargon-free instructions, lifesaving rules-of-thumb, and plenty of illustrations, this essential guide demistifies the world of car mainteinance. Whether you get a flat tire when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, your car overheats, or a mysterious dashboard light suddenly starts blinking, help is just a reach-in-the-glove-box away.

304 pages. Paperback.

About the Author

A former engineer and self-taught mechanic, Patrice Banks is the founder of Girls Auto Clinic, a workshop that empowers women through their cars. After working for twelve years as an engineer, Banks began leading car care workshops for women, eventually opening a full-service auto repair shop staffed exclusively by female mechanics. Her mission is to encourage women to take full-control of their cars, even and especially when society dictates it a job best left to the men.