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Lori Johnson

Owner and Instructor, Ladies Start Your Engines

Lori's business, Ladies, Start Your Engines! is a light maintenance class for women. Lori teaches her class using venues such as automotive dealerships, colleges, local adult education centers and women's organizations. She enjoys empowering women with automotive knowledge so that they can feel confident when servicing or purchasing parts for their vehicles and she helps them become a more informed consumer.

Lori Johnson is an adjunct faculty member in the Automotive Technology program at the Community College of Philadelphia. She has 7 years experience as an automotive technician and a new car service manager for a Honda dealership. She has been an automotive information specialist and automotive editor for Chilton Publications/SPX Information Services. She has also prepared test preparation guides for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Lori holds professional licenses and certifications in a number of areas including Air Conditioning Refrigerant, Pennsylvania Emissions Inspection and Pennsylvania Safety Inspection and is ASE certified. She is a qualified Motorcycle Safety Instructor and is a Pennsylvania State Inspection instructor. Lori has a strong record of service to the College and the community. Among other activities, she has served on two Hiring Committees at the college and currently serves on the Teaching Center and the Scholarship Advisory Boards.

Lori earned a certification in Automotive Technology from Pennco Tech and in Client Server Technology from Penn State University. She has an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology and a B.A. in Women's Studies/Sociology from Temple University.

When she's not teaching you can find her riding her Harley Davidson Heritage Softail.

Visit Lori Johnson online at http://www.ladiesstartyourengines.com


Lori Johnson recently answered these important automotive questions:

The heater and defroster only works on high...when I first got the Dodge Stratus I had to turn the switch on n off several times before it started working...yesterday I started it up and wouldn't come on at all. Read Answers

I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner. Suddenly it will not move in reverse and engine will die in drive. Read Answers

My wife spilled a drink on the radio in my 2007 Chevy Avalanche. Now the clock is the only thing working! What do you suggest I do? Read Answers

My 2007 Dodge Durango is overheating and my battery light is coming on. I could really use some help trying to find out what's wrong. Read Answers

My car makes a high-pitch sound when turning the wheel to the right, mostly on sharp right turns. It does not seem to make the sounds when turning right while the car is in reverse. There is no problem with the movement of the steering wheel. Read Answers

car is smoking from the time it is started,clouds of hot white smoke.idle is high and wont drop,fluctuates from 1 to 2 rpms.i have a 180i Honda ballade Read Answers

All electrical windows will go up and down as designed, except drivers window started messing up about 6 month's ago. The last time I put it down. I had to beat on the door while pressing the electrical button to get it to run back up. I haven't tried it since, beause I'm afraid it will not go back up. Could that be due to a blown fuse or a more costly part ? Please help! Thanks. Read Answers

I have a 95 Ford Taurus. Somehow my washer fluid keeps getting contaminated, by what looks to be dirty coolant (I don't really know). I keep the car in a garage and apart from a drip or two nothing seems to be leaking, nor does there appear to be anything overtly wrong with the hose set up just as they should be. Have you dealt with this before? Can you help now? Blessings, Karen Read Answers

I own a 2000 chevy s10 LS, 4.3L, manual, a/c........ I opened my radiator cover and the coolant is so gummed up and clogged up to the cap, i have never seen this before. very bad, i have no issues with over heating, YET LOL, and my resivoir is empty as well. I suppose i should do a big power flush of rad engine and heater core, I wondered if i were to use a shop vac and try and suck out this plug of grim. so that i could access the rad to perform this . or should i just bring it to dealler and have a power flush machine oput on. i really wish i could attach a picture. if you have any suggestions please dont hesitate to answer. Read Answers

What does it mean when white smoke comes out when i start up my car. it does this until it warms up and goes away. then it lightly comes out more but once i drive the car around once it goes away. and after that i dont see the smoke until the car cools completly down. Read Answers


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