〉 Answered on Jan 4th, 2008 by Kim Walker, Marketing Director at Peak Automotive
I feel that women may think they have no place under the hood. They lean and rely on the man to take care of the automotive aspect of their lives. I believe that the vast majority of women who possess a drivers license can only perform the basics needed, let alone really change a tire. Women may still see the automotive industry as a male dominant field and allow it to intimidate their actions and abilities.
〉 Answered on Jan 4th, 2008 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
Unfortunately many men insist on doing the car maintenance for women. This not only intimidates women from learning any of this themselves, but many times makes them think they could never understand it.
My business is based on teaching women the basics about their vehicles. It's amazing how many of them really do want to learn and do these things for themselves. I think sometimes men need to just step back and let them do it and support them.
〉 Answered on Jan 4th, 2008 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines