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The Future of Women Auto Mechanics

When you think about seeing a mechanic to get your car checked out, you expect to get a fair price usually. For women, sometimes they are overcharge, but one female mechanic is working to see that it changed.

Posted: Sep 22, 2021 5:58 PM

"Witnessing this as a mechanic really makes me mad, says Gordy's Automotive Repair mechanic Frida Felix.

Frida felix has been working on cars for more than twelve years and now works at gordy's automotive repair. The reason why she went to school for automotive is that she still remembers the days she had car troubles. "That left me onside the road every other day it seemed like, so instead of getting frustrated. I just had to fix it. "

You rarely see female mechanics at shops. being a woman in this field, Felix told NEWS15 that you may not know this is a career you may want to work in until you try it. "Sometimes they don't even know that's what they like to do because they never had the opportunity to, you know see that side of not just"

Felix helps women so that they have a good idea of what may be wrong with your car before you get to the mechanic so you won't be taken advantage of, "Since we don't know, they just can say whatever, and we just want our car fixed, and so we pay."

Women in the community are happy to hear about what Felix is doing because, in their eyes, they can trust another woman. 

"It makes me feel good as a woman. I've been to a mechanic before that said i needed something done, and it turns out i didn't need it done."

"To have a woman's aspect on things, you know it does make us feel more comfortable. A lot of women don't know anything about mechanic work. You don't want to get overcharged. you just want an honest opinion."

If women would like to get a free mechanical inspection and tips you can visit Felix at Gordy's Automotive Repair in Duson. The address is 2639 S Fieldspan Rd, Duson, LA 70529.

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