Chaya Milchtein

Chaya Milchtein is the driving force behind Mechanic Shop Femme. As an automotive educator, speaker and writer, she's made it her life’s mission to educate women and LGBT people about their cars. Her website also highlights her work on her other passion: empowering women to live their best lives in the bodies they have, through fashion and modeling. Chaya’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Go Magazine, and others. She lives with her partner and tortoise in Wisconsin.

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When Do I Really Need to Take My Car to the Shop?
Don't freak out the next time a dash light comes on.
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Is It Time to Get Rid of Your Old Car?
Rust, dry-rotted rubber, leaky fuel line — all things to think about when evaluating your old car.
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When (and How) to Say No to Your Mechanic
If you feel pressured to go forward with a repair, pump the brakes.