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Jessica Howe

Automotive Expert & Coach,

Member since: Sep 2017
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Automotive Expert Advisor

Jessica Howe is an insightful Automotive coach with an exceptional track record in helping clients become confident and self-reliant when it come to their vehicles. Using the skills acquired through personal and professional training, Jessica understands the processes of learning, and strives to help even the most technically-challenged to succeed with basic automotive maintenance. With over 10 years of experience, Jessica is dedicated to teaching others how to take control of their automotive needs.

With a strong mechanical background, and a degree in Transportation Technology specializing in Automotive Technologies, Jessica has a reflective understanding of how women relate with the automotive world. She is committed to adapting the way women in particular interact with the industry, and wants to empower every person, male or female, to succeed when dealing with all automotive matters.  

Jessica Howe lent her expertise to these automotive questions from our members:

My car won't shift into reverse. My car heats up fast. I hope you can help me as i'm a senior lady and can't afford a new car.

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Hi thanks for taking the time to read this message I'll just give you a brief over view my girlfriend is 18 and currently finished her apprenticeship and has a level 2 IMI certificate but sadly cannot do her level 3 as the garage she is working in is discriminating against her sex saying she can't do a gearbox because it's too heavy She's trying to find another job but no one is taking her seriously and she's only had 1 interview out of 30+ applied for now I know the response I always get when I question companies of this is there isn't many women technicians because none apply and no wonder she's been trying to get out of her old garage for over a year now and is emotionally drained and I don't even know what to say to her anyway I have no words of advice or wisdom left I'm a mechanic too and I've been working for Volkswagen for 6 years + and I made sure she did a gearbox on my friend's car just to try and prove to her she can do it I've worked in 5 dealership and never met a female technician I was just wondering if there is anything you might be able to do to support her even if it's just a phone call from someone to boost her self esteem and give her some for of hope

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I got a message Drivetrain Malfunction after fueling my car, I didn’t have any problems on the car only the message. I stopped the car and restart the engine and the message disappears. What is the possible cause?

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I currently have this car which I have not had for more than a 4 months. Due to circumstances that arose between family I am now trying to trade-in in order to get a newer car under a different person. More so I want to know if I would be having to pay due to equity or if it would be a simple trade in.

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My 2001 SL1 sometimes won't start, I can turn the key and it just won't start, and then other days it's perfectly fine. And now today, it wouldn't start at all, no lights, no dinging with the key, it's a manual so I pushed it down a hill and nothing, no lights, no engine turn over, nothing. What could this be?

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