AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
Gelina Aquilina Headshot

Gelina Aquilina

Service Advisor / Mechanic,

Member since: Oct 2015
Visit Gelina Aquilina online http://my.smccd.edu
Automotive Expert Advisor

Gelina grew up in the garage with her dad who was a mechanic her entire childhood. From a very young age she knew she wanted to be a mechanic when I grew up. Gelina took automotive in high school and ended up Skyline College, where she was completely inspired to pursue automotive full time. Before deciding to dive head 1st into the automotive industry,

Gelina worked in the administrative field for 15 years, where she built amazing customer service skills, complementing her technical knowledge. She is now working towards becoming a mechanic, and hopes to teach automotive in academia one day. Currently working as a service writer at an independent shop, Gelina continues her automotive education at Skyline, gaining certifications along her way, and even working as a peer tutor for automotive students.   As the President of the women’s auto tech club, the Heart Wrenchers, Gelina hopes to one day own an old Chevy K5 Blazer convertible and pass down everything she know about cars to women, especially her young daughter.


Gelina Aquilina lent her expertise to these automotive questions from our members:

Hi, this is Danny, my question is: how can I add a/c to my 2006 Nissan pathfinder? And how can I identify the hose of the a/c?? Please help with this stuff! Thanks very much! Bye.. Read Answers

Do I check transmission oil level with the Chevrolet Astro on or off? What exactly are the steps? Read Answers

One of my exhaust pipes recently fell off due to rust & now my check engine light is on. How soon should I get this repaired & could my one missing exhaust pipe be causing damage to my engine? Hope Nashville, TN Read Answers

My 2003 Honda Accord has been riding great. Has 155,000 miles. Recently noticed that when I am idling, say at a stop light, car would be a little shaky. Like it wanted to stall. Then check engine light came on. Reading on light showed a weak cylinder. Is the car unrepairable? Do I even bother getting it fixed? What would be the repair details for a weak cylinder? I am wondering if I should get rid of car, if anyone would even buy it. Read Answers

Shortly after GM dealer replaced the thermostat on my GMC Canyon the windshield washers quit working. Are they on a fuse? Read Answers


Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities