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A do-it-herself guide to auto maintenance, roadside emergencies, and the real scoop on how women can get honest car service at the garage, from engineer turned auto mechanic and award-winning entrepreneur Patrice Banks.

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, and yet we outnumber men both as drivers and as customers at auto repair shops The time has come for us to grab the wheel and finally take control of our cars.

Filled with easy-to-follow illustrations and instructions, great tips, and lifesaving rules of thumb, The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide will help take away the confusion and mystery surrounding cars, teach women what they need to know about how their cars work, and what they need to do to keep them running smoothly.

Patrice Banks was once like most of us: a self-professed "auto airhead" who was clueless about car maintenance, yet convinced that mechanics were taking advantage of her. Now she's an auto pro devoted to empowering women to learn basic car repairs and knowing what to do in an emergency. So 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.

About the Author

Patrice Banks

Patrice Banks, former auto airhead and founder of Girls Auto Clinic (GAC) , is disrupting the automotive industry with her inspiring and energetic message of

"educating and empowering woman through their cars!"

Patrice an engineer and automotive technician, created a movement that inspires woman, the #1 customer in the auto industry to change the relationship they have with their car! GAC offers automotive buying and repair resources, products, and services based on trust, education, inclusion, and empowerment.

Whether she is delivering a car care workshop, giving a TEDx talk, writing an OP-ed in the Washington Post, appearing on numerous TV shows including CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, and The FABLife, or working on your car, Patrice has reached millions across America with her passion and commitment for educating women and closing the gender gap in the automotive industry. Her story has been told in numerous print and online publications such as O Magazine, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Elite Daily, ABC Today, and Black Enterprise, just to name a few.

Prior to establishing GAC, Patrice worked for more than 12 years as an engineer, manager, and leader at DuPont, a science and technology company. Patrice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering from Lehigh University and an Automotive Technology Diploma from Delaware Technical Community College. She is the author of the book, The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide.

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