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How should women deal with condescending male motor vehicle mechanics?

  1. Nemingha profile image74
    Neminghaposted 9 years ago

    How should women deal with condescending male motor vehicle mechanics?

  2. C.S. Ledbetter profile image55
    C.S. Ledbetterposted 8 years ago

    Do your research about a particular problem with your vehicle. Then stand your ground. Some mechanics think they can get over. But don't let them.

  3. discountautodiese profile image54
    discountautodieseposted 8 years ago

    There are a few mechanics out there who will not be condescending to women, at my shop our mechanics are polite and they will treat you with respect, they will show you exactly what needs to be done and we will not charge you for stuff we have not done for you, if you need to see your old parts we will be happy to show them to you before we send them back to be recycled. 407-601-7796

  4. Caerleon profile image79
    Caerleonposted 8 years ago

    Just keep trying to find a shop that will treat you right.  Make sure your not getting "sweet talked" into unnecessary repairs.  You might have to put up with a little attitude for good service.

  5. dabeaner profile image56
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Learn something about cars so you can talk intelligently and challenge them, if necessary.  Of course, the time required for that learning might detract from the time you devote to reading "Us", shopping for the latest "isn't that cuuuuute" pair of shoes, etc.

  6. Evan Hutchinson profile image75
    Evan Hutchinsonposted 8 years ago

    Find a new mechanic. If no good ones are in the area, take a guy or take an automotive class.

  7. ttravis5446 profile image88
    ttravis5446posted 8 years ago

    I would suggest trying to find out as much about the problem you are having as you can. The more you know, the less they can slip past you. I also hear many women who call in to the NPR radio show "Car Talk" to get info about their cars before they go to the mechanics to avoid getting ripped off.

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