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Girls Auto Clinic Owner: 'I Couldn't Find A Female Mechanic, So I Had To Learn'

PatriceBanks

Aug 22, 2018

January 9, 20181:47 PM ET
Heard on Fresh Air


Patrice Banks is now a mechanic, and the owner of a successful auto clinic, but there was a time when she avoided taking her own car in for routine maintenance.

"I was afraid I was going to be taken advantage of," she says. "I was tired of feeling helpless and having to go talk to a guy."

Banks, who was working as an engineer at DuPont at the time, thought she'd feel more comfortable with a female technician. There was only one problem: "I couldn't find a female mechanic," she says, "so I had to learn it [myself]."

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