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    A 30-minute call


    Whether it’s time to buy a new (or new-to-you) car, or you’re gearing up for a big road trip and want to make sure your vehicle is cross-country ready, if you find yourself in need of automotive advice from a neutral source — who values saving money and helping you protect your investment — consider booking a phone call with Mechanic Shop Femme.

    During our call, which can be booked in 30-minute increments, I can help you sort through car and financing options, calm your fears about purchasing a lemon, and go through the basics of preventative maintenance specifically for your current or future vehicle.

    If you don’t think you need a full half hour for your concerns to be addressed, take a look at the Mechanic Shop Femme Tip Jar for emailed questions, or if you’re looking to build up more general knowledge, check out our list of virtual, sliding scale classes.


    Note: MSF is going on a short break starting August 21st. We'll be back to process your order after September 2nd.


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    A Deeper Dive Into Car Ownership and Maintenance


    Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9 and 10, 2024 at 9pm EST

    Are you ready to really understand what’s happening under the hood of your car? “A Deeper Dive into Car Ownership & Maintenance” will enable you to take a comprehensive view of your vehicle’s needs — including cleaning, fuel systems, brakes, and transmission fluid. Never live in fear of that pesky “check engine” light again.

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    Are all mechanics scammers?


    April 11th, 2021 — 2pm EST

    If you’ve ever gone to an auto repair shop and left with some lingering doubt about whether you were just taken for a ride, this is the course for you. Together, we’ll go over the differences between a corporate and independently-owned shop, and establish how to begin your search, interview mechanics and what warranties to seek out. This knowledge is the roadmap you need to find a quality mechanic.

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    Before Your First Car: The Basics for All Drivers


    Monday and Tuesday, August 7 and 8, 2023 at 9pm EST

    Do you want to set yourself or your teen up for car ownership success? Hundreds of people have taken my car fundamental classes because they want to be better-educated drivers and consumers. Now you have a 101 option to ask all of your “silliest” questions, in a supportive environment.

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    Buying or Leasing a New Car


    May 20th to 21st—9pm EST

    Buying or leasing a new car can be an intimidating experience. But with a little planning and research, you’ll be on the road in no time. In this course, we’ll go over what you need to know — from determining which car is best, how to budget and decide on a down payment and where to finance.

  • Car Q & A with Mechanic Shop Femme


    If you’ve ever wanted to ask your favorite queer automotive educator your most pressing car questions, this is your chance! For the first time ever (and maybe the last, we’ll see how it goes), I’ll be hosting 60-minute Q & A Sessions on a wide range of car subjects. These sessions are capped at 25…

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    Comprehensive Tire Course

    February 1st, 2021— 9pm EST

    How much should you spend on tires? Do you have to do anything to maintain them? Is it as simple as popping them on my car and hitting the road? These are the questions we’ll answer in the second beta run of this comprehensive tire course.

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    Gift Certificate


    Give the Gift of Empowerment!

    Empower a friend with the skills and knowledge she needs to own fix or purchase a vehicle.

    This gift certificate is good for any class within one years of purchase.

    Your certificate will be emailed to you to gift within 3 business days of receiving payment.

    All gift certificate purchases are final and nonrefundable.

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    How the Heck Do I Buy a Used Car?


    Monday and Tuesday, April 24 and 25, 2023 at 9pm EST

    Buying a used car shouldn’t be complicated, but so many drivers find themselves fearful that they’re going to end up with a lemon or get scammed into spending more money than they expected. That’s why it’s important to arm yourself with the right information and knowledge of the purchasing process. Whether you’re a first-time car buyer or have a car on its last leg, this course will help you determine a budget, identify reputable places for purchase, practice the art of negotiating and outline the basics of financing, test-driving and mechanical inspection.

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    Interview Preparation & Practice


    Two phone calls discussing what a hiring manager will look for in an interview and helping you practice responses to questions.

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    Mechanic Check-In


    I’ve worked in the automotive industry for years and have a pretty good barometer for people too. Some mechanics are gifts from above. Others, well, not so much.  


    For this package, I’ll discuss with you what issues your car is having, chat with your mechanic and then advise you on what repairs you really need.

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    Resume Rewrite


    Rewriting your resume to stand out against other automotive professionals.

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    Salary Negotiations


    Create an actionable plan with you on how to ask for a raise.

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    So You Want to Buy an Electric Car?


    Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10 and 11, 2023 at 9pm EST

    Electric cars are dropping by the dozen, but yet a majority of consumers still aren’t taking the plunge. Fears of running out of charge, spending loads of money on repairs, and sitting at the charging station for hours are abundant. But in reality, 97% of EV owners they won’t buy another internal combustion engine again. 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.

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    The Whole She-Bang


    Buying a used car is STRESSFUL!

    I’ll take you through the entire process of buying a used car, and work with your budget to get you the best deal.  

    1. Discuss the type of car you’re looking for and discuss pros/cons of different makes and models

    2. Help you determine the best car for your budget

    3. Help you conduct online research to find a car

    4. Educate you on the pitfalls and risks of a car

    5. Provide support before you inspect a car, as well as guide you through the inspection process

    6. Suggest an offer price + reasons for offering lower and tips for negotiating. 

    This package includes email access as well as 3 hour long phone calls with full access to me, with about a maximum turnaround time of 24 hours. Calls must be scheduled. 

    While I offer suggestions and advice, I am in no way held liable for purchasing decisions made by buyers. By purchasing this consulting package, you agree to absolve Chaya Milchtein and Mechanic Shop Femme of all liability.

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    The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance


    Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16, 2023 at 9pm EST

    If you’ve ever wondered why — and when — specific car maintenance tasks are necessary, this is the course for you. In “The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance” we will go over everything from how often you actually need to change your oil, to what power steering fluid even does in your car (and why it has to be changed). Everything will be explained in easy-to-understand language: not mechanic talk!