Women Who Turn Wrenches- The sheCANics of the Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center in PA
What is a sheCANic?
#sheCANic [she-kan-ik] noun
-A female of any age who has mastered the mechanics of “yes I can” and uses them to get to “yes I did.”
-She is empowered through awareness, education, and support. She inspires other women to do the same.
-She knows she is smart enough to learn and understand her car as well as her male counterparts do.
-She treats her car as she does her own body. She does not want to be her own physician but she does want to know how to secure her own health and how to prevent sickness and disease.
–She no longer fears the auto repair shop or the auto mechanic!
Personally I love this title and I try to use this in my train of thought each day and with my own daughter. I truly believe in her abilities and I let her know that if she believes in something, she can make it happen.
I was in contact with the Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center in Upper Darby, PA and got through via a mutual friend. They are an all-women auto repair shop, with one guy and he’s awesome. The Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center was founded by Patrice Banks, an engineer, storyteller, public speaker, entrepreneur, and auto mechanic. She found a niche that in the auto repair world, many women didn’t know very much about their vehicles, and would often get ripped off for repairs that never had to be done. She holds clinics at the shop, educating women, about cars, repairs, and what to look out for.
They have been in the press a lot lately as a woman-owned and operated auto repair shop for women. And the latest is that there is a tv show based on the women at the shop in the works! So yeah, they are super busy, and I was really thankful that they allowed me to come in for this personal photo project of mine.
We had so much fun that day! They all have families, kids, and love what they do every single day. This is a unique place as they also have a full beauty salon and spa in the back as well.
To view the start of my personal photo project of it all, click HERE. Also CLICK HERE to check out Silvina and her amazing VW home garage!
First here’s Rebecca:
Why did you decide to be a part of this project?
I’m a team player
Here’s Rich, the token male LOL!
Here are a few details from the shop.
I want to give a special thank you and shout out to the ladies and Rich for letting me be a part of their busy day, hanging out, taking pictures and for being awesome! Love you guys!!!
Want to be a part of my project? Contact me and let’s set it up!