I learned so much from Chaya’s course on buying a used car – she has an incredible depth of knowledge and is great at translating her expertise into practical tips that are easy to understand!
I’m so glad I took part in her course now while our current car is on it’s last legs;… I was feeling really nervous about what we’d do when it died and I now feel way more confident and learned so many things I wish I had known when we first bought a used car years ago! I highly recommend this course – it allowed me to ask an expert questions directly while giving me an overall confidence to figure out whether a car is a good buy or not in the future! Read more “Emma Daughton”
I just completed the How The Heck Do I Buy A Used Car class and it was a wonderful experience! I learned so much and Chaya is so warm and welcoming to all levels of knowledge. Highly recommended. I signed up for the follow up class about car maintenance even before the first class finished!… I truly appreciate the fact that these classes are made more accessible with sliding scale prices based on your employment status and income, especially due to the state of the world right now. Car stuff can be super intimidating to folks who dont know much or know where to start, but Chaya makes learning fun and easy. Time is taken to answer questions thoroughly and all questions are encouraged. these classes are investments in my future and I’m so grateful to have stumbled upon these classes taught by such a knowledgeable teacher! Read more “Lux Owens”
Chaya gave me honest, frank advice when I had questions about warranties! She was quick to respond, and provided me with lots of options and good questions to ask my dealership! I plan to recommend her frequently.
Chaya explains things in a straightforward, understanding way. She’s a great speaker and I’m glad I took her course.
I took Chaya’s class in September on the “Why’s & When’s of Car Maintenance.” I know next to nothing about cars and car maintenance, & this class really helped me to understand how to get proper maintenance done on my car! Chaya is very easy to follow & in my opinion, explains this subject in… a way that someone with little understanding like me, can easily understand! Read more “Sarita Bonita”
My partner and I just a attended a webinar with Chaya on “How does car insurance work?” through the Norfolk Public Library. We enjoyed Chaya’s simplified breakdown of the levels of insurance as well as her willingness to share what she has learned through first hand experience. She is a charismatic educator with an easy… going personality that draws you in, and it is always great to support a female small business as well as LGBTQ “family”! Read more “My partner and I just”
I had a 30-minute call with Chaya to help guide me in my search for a car on my low budget. I found the call to be super helpful and pleasant! I don’t have a ton of experience with cars, and, honestly, stereotypical “car people” are a little intimidating to me.
After going over… my needs and goals with Chaya I really feel like I’m in a much better position to advocate for myself and find the right fit for me.
I’d definitely recommend Chaya’s services to anybody who wants to become a more informed car buyer or owner. And as my search progresses it’s very likely that I’ll go back to her with additional questions. Thanks, Chaya! Read more “I had a 30-minute call”
Based on taking Chaya’s “Deeper Dive into Auto Maintenance” class/workshop, I heartily recommend taking her classes to anyone who either doesn’t feel 100% confident about car stuff or just wants to be able to learn from a highly articulate mechanic about how to properly maintain one’s car. A great experience!
She gave a fantastic and concise Zoom presentation through my local library. It was really great to hear non biased information regarding basic auto maintenance and repair. It was wonderful to be able to ask car questions openly and not feel intimidated.
I attended Chaya’s class on buying a used car last night and it was fantastic! She’s a charismatic presenter who clearly knows her subject, and while I’m not quite on the market for a new (used) car, I’m confident that I’ve gained the knowledge I need to make an informed decision and not get ripped… off. Read more “Dana Zurek”
My partner and I just attended a webinar with Chaya on “How does car insurance work?” through the Norfolk Public Library. We enjoyed Chaya’s simplified breakdown of the levels of insurance as well as her willingness to share what she has learned through first hand experience. She is a charismatic educator with an easy going… personality that draws you in, and it is always great to support a female small business as well as LGBTQ “family!” Read more “Melissa Pohl & Cheryl Wroblewski”
I just took “How to Find a Mechanic” and it was amazing for three simple reasons: 1) the information was clear, organized, and easily understandable for me as someone with v. limited background knowledge 2) I left the class feeling empowered for future decision making, and 3) the access to her industry insight for things… beyond the purely technical scope was invaluable. Would 100% recommend to beginners and even people who may feel confident in their knowledge already–definitely a worthwhile class! Read more “Jenn Batore”
I was in Chaya’s first ever “Deeper Dive” class covering car cleaning, braking systems, tire repairs, warning lights, and more! She artfully creates an affirmative and judgment-free space that is necessary (and nearly impossible to find!) for learning car essentials. She is knowledgeable, approachable, and attentive, and clearly loves her craft! And she may have… just inspired a career change in me 🥰 Read more “Alicia Perry”
Mechanic Shop Femme is a super knowledgeable and explains car maintenance in an approachable manner. Definitely recommend!
Chaya’s online classes are wonderful!! I just took the When’s and Why’s of car maintenance, highly recommend. Chaya was patient and answered all of our questions, took time to explain everything in details, and made the class a fun, welcoming environment. I feel more confident in my ability to take care of my car for… the long run, and I thank Chaya for that. Please consider taking a class from her, it’s well worth it! Read more “Keyra Howery”
Completed The When’s and Why’s of Car Maintenance class. I learned so much and really appreciate the time, effort, and delivery of knowledge Chaya puts into the course. It really helped debunk the myths and stories you hear about maintaining your vehicle! I feel much more confident on car maintenance. Highly recommend taking this course.… Thank you for all your work and dedication! Read more “Caitlyn Pozerski”
Just took Chaya’s “Deeper Dive” class on car maintenance. Her expert advice is approachable/easy to digest, informative, and really thorough. She’s attentive to every question and her answers are straight forward and respectful. This was my first class, I’m hooked and look forward to more!
Chaya is a wealth of knowledge.. I loved her no-nonsense teaching style! We jumped on a consultation call because I’m getting ready to buy a pre-owned vehicle and Chaya gave me so many valuable tips that prepared me in a way I have never felt while buying a car before. She’s intentional and provided me… with resources that felt trustworthy and worth my time and energy. Thank you Chaya! Read more “”
Clear, concise presentation, with room for questions. Chaya is very personable and approachable. Highly recommended.
My public library hosted Chaya on Zoom and I learned so much about car maintenance! Chaya has a great attitude and is not just knowledgeable about cars, but also people. She understands people’s worries about cars and car repair shops and addresses their concerns patiently and expertly. I truly enjoyed her presentation, and I took… so many notes. Thank you, Chaya! Read more “”
Just finished Car Buying 101 and the class was very informative and tips for purchasing, negotiating and tips to inspect a vehicle before purchase. I recommend for others to take.
Chaya is AMAZING! The car selling/buying process has been incredibly intimidating for me as a young queer person who has minimal knowledge of cars. Chaya made my options and steps moving forward incredibly clear and provided me with numerous resources to use as I continue. Not to mention how inviting and easy she is to… talk to. Im looking forward to buying a car with more ease, thanks to Chaya! Read more “”
I’ve taken a couple classes with Chaya, and they were great. How do I Find a Mechanic? was just so good. lots of good information in a very accessible format. Big fan!
I am so happy that I had taken Chaya insurance class! She explained everything so well. I ended up a few days later having to call my insurance company to make a claim for my windshield. Her classes are a blessing and take advantage of them when possible. I was blessed because my windshield will… not cost me anything. Due to the fact it was replaced 14 years ago and I kept meticulous records on my vehicle. Thank you Chaya for educating me. I feel very confident to deal with my insurance company. Read more “I am so happy that”
I’m new to car buying but Chaya provided a thorough and informative presentation on how to buy a used car!! I appreciated the examples and tips, and it’s clear she knows what she’s doing.
I just had the opportunity to hear Chaya speak at the recent Women in Auto Care (WiAC) conference and it was incredible. Chaya’s story was relatable and inspiring. While Chaya focused on “building your own brand,” the message was really around being vulnerable, owning your own brand and development, and being yourself! It was inspirational… and was stated in such a way that I feel I can achieve the same growth. Read more “Elle Lawhead”
I was fortunate enough to attend a Zoom class with Chaya tonight and I learned amazing things about car maintenance. Her slides were fabulous, her information was clear, concise, and helpful, and I look forward to learning more from her in the future.
Chaya and I covered so much ground in our consultation! She helped me get clear about vehicles I can cross off my list, where to do deeper research, and good places to begin my search. Though I have a fair amount of experience buying and selling cars, I managed to take 2 pages of notes,… all of which will help streamline the process. I’ll be bookmarking her site, I’m so glad to have found such a down-to-earth, funny and thoughtful resource. An invaluable teacher! Read more “Chaya and I covered so”
I just took her class in buying a used car and it was super helpful. Time well spent, and I highly recommend it for others considering a used car purchase.
I have taken two classes with Chaya after recently purchasing a new (to me) car. I haven’t owned a car in about five years and was never confident about car maintenance when I did. Chaya is a great teacher and situates the information perfectly for the average driver. I feel very confident about taking car… of my new car now! Highly recommend. Thanks, Chaya! Read more “Ivy Hauser”
After hearing rave reviews about Chaya through a Library Programming Listserv, I reached out to Chaya. She was fast in her response, courteous in her words, and excited to make a program work for our budget. Her sliding scale is fair and Chaya did not pressure us to choose the amount we could afford on… our programming budget. I selected her ‘The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance’ course and had a wonderful time learning about simple things each consumer can do to prevent issues and to maintain their car. I took two pages of notes and my patrons loved Chaya as well. She was engaging and took the time to answer all questions and didn’t talk down to anyone or make them feel silly for asking questions. I would love to have her back again for another course. Definitely hire her, she knows her stuff and has a great time teaching her knowledge to others! Read more “Samantha Sundquist, Sycamore Library”
Excellent, professional presentation. Lots of extremely useful information that will make attendees feel more empowered to take better care of their vehicle. A+
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