Women Lacking In Basic Car Skills
A recent study done by ATTN: News found that women are lacking when it comes to understanding basic automotive skills. This includes everything from changing a tire to taking their car in for maintenance.
Roughly 1 in 3 women do not know how to change a car tire, 26 percent of women don’t know how to jump start their car, and 1 in 10 have no idea how to check their oil level.
The suspected reason behind why women are still lacking basic car skills has to do with the notion that men are suppose to know about cars instead of women.
This results in a lack of education in automotive repair because there is still this idea that women can’t or don’t want to learn how to understand and care for their car, but this archaic societal viewpoint is costing women a lot of money a year.
Women get charged more for car repairs and maintenance because they are expected not to know what the work should cost, especially if they walk into an automotive repair shop and say they have no idea how much it is.
To help combat the stigma that women are uneducated when it comes to their cars, classes like Ladies, Start Your Engines, are popping up that provide women with basic automotive skills.
Women learn how to change a tire, get under the hood and become familiar with basic car parts and repairs, and learn how to check their oil and other fluids.
Instead of going into a body shop and saying their thingamajig is making a weird noise, women are taught how to distinguish what is going on so they can be aware and hold their own.
The goal is to not only educate women on basic car skills so they can take care of their own small issues, but to also provide them with enough knowledge so that they won’t get taken advantage of when going in for costly repairs.