Helaine graduated from SUNY Morrisville in 2002 with the intent of going out west to train horses. After bringing her car in to a local shop for a brake check and leaving (after paying for repairs) with NO brake pedal, she decided to learn how to fix it herself.
A year and a half later in 2005, Helaine graduated from UTI’s Exton, PA campus. Since then, she has become certified for both gas and diesel repair from Ford and Chrysler. She is also an ASE Certified Master Technician, along with L1 (advance engine diagnostics) and A9 (Light duty diesel), 609 (A/C), PA inspection license and NY inspection license.
Helaine now has a shop in Cottonwood, AZ.
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