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LeeAnn Shattuck

Chief Car Chick, The Car Chick

Member since: Dec 2016
Visit LeeAnn Shattuck online http://www.thecarchick.com
Automotive Expert Advisor

LeeAnn Shattuck Bio:

LeeAnn Shattuck, a.k.a. "The Car ChickTM" is an automotive enthusiast, speaker, writer, radio & television host, and champion race car driver.  LeeAnn owns a unique, personal car shopping service, dedicated to helping women & smart men get a great deal on the Perfect CarTM without all of the hassle and frustration that comes with traditional car shopping. 

LeeAnn’s love affair with cars began at age five with her neighbor’s orange VW Bug and quickly evolved into a passion for racing sports cars and anything else with wheels.  LeeAnn was introduced to the inner workings of the car business in the late 90s as a management consultant, working with large dealership groups to standardize their business processes and technology.  In 2006, LeeAnn opened her car buying service and has devoted her life to changing the way women buy cars.

LeeAnn’s passion for educating and empowering women makes her a popular speaker with women’s business and social organizations.  Known around the world as “The Car ChickTM”, LeeAnn has been featured on dozens of national radio and television programs.  She regularly co-hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, “America’s Garage”, and the internet channel, “Car Chick TV”. 
In 2013, she stared in the Speed Channel’s reality show, “R U Faster Than a Redneck”, along side comedian Jon Reep, NASCAR legend Kenny Wallace, and Dukes of Hazard star John Schneider. 


LeeAnn is currently producing and co-hosting a new reality show about restoring classic cars, called “Rust Rescue”.  She lives in Charlotte, NC with her mechanic / husband, David, her pink Mini Cooper, “Maggie”, and two very spoiled cats.


Keynotes

  • Lessons from the Race Track - Overcoming Epic Failure
  • Smart Car Buying in 4 Easy Steps: How to Buy the Right Car the Right Way and Avoid Costly Mistakes
  • "My Car Needs a New What #&@#?!?": A "Knowledge is Power" Car Care Seminar for Women
  • Your First Car: A Car Buying, Maintenance and Safety Seminar for Parents and Teens

Workshops

  • Smart Car Buying in 4 Easy Steps: How to Buy the Right Car the Right Way and Avoid Costly Mistakes
  • "My Car Needs a New What #&@#?!?": A "Knowledge is Power" Car Care Seminar for Women
  • Your First Car: A Car Buying, Maintenance and Safety Seminar for Parents and Teens

Panels

  • Smart Car Buying in 4 Easy Steps: How to Buy the Right Car the Right Way and Avoid Costly Mistakes
  • "My Car Needs a New What #&@#?!?": A "Knowledge is Power" Car Care Seminar for Women
  • Your First Car: A Car Buying, Maintenance and Safety Seminar for Parents and Teens

LeeAnn Shattuck lent her expertise to these automotive questions from our members:

Not much of a mechanic.. my left tire wobbles when I drive. Started as a small clicking sound but now it clicks all the time and my tire feels like it's going to fall off. I have stopped driving it really scared I'm going to loose my tire

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Hi there! I have been looking to buy a used vehicle that has AWD and can drive well in snowy conditions. I thought a Subaru (e.g. Forester or Crosstrek) might be an option, until I started reading about the CVT transmission. To be clear, I do not own a vehicle, so I just used Subaru/Forester/2014/Transmission to correspond to the Make/Model/Year/Category in the "Tell us about your vehicle" section above. I have limited knowledge of CVT transmission, but have read some online reviews to learn more. I noticed some people say CVT transmission can lead to expensive issues (e.g. replacing the entire transmission) if they are not maintained. It seems that Subaru recommends changing the transmission fluid every 50,000 km or so. Many of the used Subarus that fall within my budget have well over 50,000 km, so I run the risk of facing high costs of repairs on the CVT transmission (and maybe other areas) if the previous owner was not careful with maintenance. Can you offer any advice on whether I should even consider a used car with CVT transmission? Thank you for your time and expertise.

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Is a porsche more exspensive than a bmw as far as maintence

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What do my check engine light look like

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I would like to know why my car is much cheaper than other cars such as a subaru impreza wrx sti which is around 20k while mine is newer yet costs less

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