A 37-year-old female mechanic is hoping to inspire women to become a mechanic which is a male-dominated profession.
Watch the female mechanic who runs a female friendly garage
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Louise Baker from Tylseley started her career as a mechanic in 2016. Louise runs a female friendly garage named ‘Womanic’ and says that 50 percent of her customers are male.
Louise told SWNS: “It’s just me that works here and I think that women just love the honest advice and conversation. Business is booming and I have booking all the way up to March.”
The mother-of-one says the women don’t like going to a garage full of men because it is really intimidating and chances of being ripped off are always high.
She says women come to ‘Womanic’ for honest advice but the service is not only for women.
She said: “Obviously the service is not just for women, it’s 50/50 and being a female mechanic is certainly not an issue anymore. It’s nice to show that girls that they can do these things as well.”
“Women only garages are a big thing in America but almost unheard of here.”
Louise has been working on cars since she was 17. A few years ago, she decided to start ‘Womanic’ – a female friendly garage.
She also plans to teach women how to change oil and tyres, how much things cost, how long parts take to deliver.
She said: “These are things they should have taught on their driving test really.”
The woman also provides free collection and delivery services to people who are very busy and don’t have enough time.
She says: “I offer free collection and delivery which is a big plus for people like nurses and teachers, who have busy lifestyles – I can collect and repair the cars while they are still at work.”
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