Amanda "AJ" Valle began her automotive ventures as a young child. As the only child of a serviceman, she used their bonding time working on the families hot rods in the back yard. In high school she broke the gender barrier in automotive class by being the first female to enter and complete the two-year program at Pender High School. Upon graduation Amanda enrolled in the General Motors Automotive Excellency Program (GM, ASEP) and also being the first female to complete and graduate on September 11, 2002.
Amanda was a line mechanic for Rippy Automotive in Wilmington, NC, also presenting seminars to women leadership groups attending UNC Wilmington, until moving to Alaska due to an Army transfer.
Raising a child and attending classes to obtain her bachelors in business management from U of Phoenix, Amanda adopted the responsibility of educating the women of deployed soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan on basic automotive and how to take care of themselves while their husbands were away serving their country.
Amanda currently is a T-1 Certified AMSOIL Dealer, and workforce development Advocate. Amanda has returned to her roots in Ketchikan, Alaska in the Winter of 2015 by applying to a double new ferry build project for the State of Alaska Marine Highway.
Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ" lent her expertise to these automotive questions from our members:
When I try to start my car it makes a rrrrr noise. It dosen't start. The battery and engine lights go on. Read Answers
Are all water pumps for Honda Civic 2001 the same? Read Answers
Does the 2012 impala have the same access panel to the fuel pump in the trunk or under the seat as the earlier years? Or does the tank absolutely have to be dropped? Read Answers
If I was in a side collision, is the steering wheel airbag suppose to come out? Read Answers
HI Patty, My Engine light came on after the first failed start up and then after the second successful start up, the light came. I haven't heard any funny noises from the car and idle is still smooth. Any suggestions of what to do next? Read Answers