Shecanic

There’s another new contender for the Urban Dictionary…..

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And that word is…

SHECANIC

Basically just a female mechanic – we can’t take credit for the phase of course – but after recently purchasing a new set of wheels – no it wasn’t the red Ferrari I had my eye on or the Porsche 911, as the car insurance for both of those super cars would be far too much for me to afford – and lets be honest too much for the majority of the general public.. but a girl can dream!!

No my nice red shiny new car was as my father would say – a nice little run around. With much cheaper car insurance!

So when I picked my new car up I was asked by the nice sales gentleman if I knew any simple car maintenance “of course” I replied….

In reality I didn’t – putting air in the tires, checking the oil, topping up the water for the radiator, even checking the screen wash was at the right levels – all very simple things – I had absolutely no idea how to do any of it…

Even at the filling station I was left in a panic as I couldn’t find the lever to open the fuel tank!

So I decided that I needed to know a bit more about not only owning a car but how to look after that car – don’t get me wrong I wasn’t looking for a completed ‘How to’ to strip down the engine but just enough to help me out if it was necessary.

And searching online for simple car maintenance advice as a female it lead me to the world of ‘Shecanic’s’.

How empowering I thought – in a world dominated by male mechanics to be able to hold your own as a Shecanic’

And when I came across the following site I was hooked…

I instantly bought the book ‘Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide’

I’m slowly working my way through it…if I get a flat tire – I’ll fix it myself.

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