Knowing when saying no to a service is not going to cause damage to your car and knowing when something should be taken care of.
April 24th–25th, 2023
How the Heck Do I Buy A Used Car?
Thinking about buying a new car but intimidated by the process? Scared you’ll buy a lemon or end up paying too much? This class will empower you with advice and information and take the scary and unknown bits out of the car buying process.
10% of the proceeds will go to Brave Space Alliance.
May 9th, 31st; July 10th; August 14th, 21st, 2023
Car Q & A with Mechanic Shop Femme
Do you have lots of car questions and no one to answer them? Join Mechanic Shop Femme in an intimate Q&A on a variety of car subjects, and let her help you sort through your car questions.
Cost: $19 – $79 (sliding scale)
May 15th–16th, 2023
The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance
Learn when to perform specific maintenance tasks, and of course why, including changing fluids and filters, belts, air conditioning recharges, and much more. This class helps you be a more educated consumer so you can protect your investment.
10% of the proceeds will go to Wisconsin Black Historical Society.
August 7th–8th, 2023
Before Your First Car
In this class, learn all about car fundamentals like the owner’s manual, dash light, and finding a mechanic to ace the ownership of your first car and all future cars.
October 10th–11th, 2023
So You Want to Buy an Electric Car?
If you’re thinking about buying an electric car, this virtual class is your road map. I’ll lay out the pros and cons, and do a deep dive into purchasing, buying, maintaining an electric car.
10% of the proceeds will go to Native American Heritage Association
January 9th–10th, 2024
A Deeper Dive Into Car Ownership
This class is a deeper dive into car maintenance, designed to complement The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance class, but can be taken independently. This class will dig deeper into more complex car ownership and maintenance topics.
10% of the proceeds will go to Option-U.
Mechanic Shop Femme Gift Certificate
Give the gift of empowerment and automotive education for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or just because.
When are the classes held?
Classes are held via zoom, on the time and date listed in the class description. Miss the live class? No worries. Classes are recorded so you can go back and re-watch them afterward for 30 days.
Where are the classes held?
Classes take place online in a private Facebook group. We meet via Facebook Live so you have the opportunity to ask questions during class, leave comments and re-watch once the class has finished.
How much do these classes cost?
Classes are held on a sliding scale payable via PayPal. This is an effort to accommodate a range of budgets. Every class has it's own rate, click on the class for details. Pick a price in this range that works for you. Choose a higher rate if you can allows me to continue offering lower rates.
When will the next class be taught?
Most classes are taught every 6 - 8 months but there’s no guarantee that a class you see right now will be taught again.
Can I get a refund for a class I purchased?
Due to limited space, there are no refunds for any virtual classes. If you email before the class that you will not be attending, your seat will be donated to a low-income person of color or person with a disability. All classes have playback available for 30 days, so if you miss the live class, you'll still be able to watch the class.
Are you responsible for car purchases I make or maintenance I do?
Please note that while I do provide personalized services designed to advise you on automotive topics and products, I am not liable for any defective cars and/or parts received as well as any negative experiences during this process with third-party individuals.
I offer you a roadmap for your options and what’s available to you. Knowledge is power but you are ultimately responsible for your choices. By purchasing access to a class, you are absolving all instructors and Mechanic Shop Femme of any liability for repairs, maintenance, or vehicle failure based on advice provided.