This week on Brain Candy, automotive industry professional and entrepreneur Lori Johnson of Ladies Start Your Engines gives us advice on taking your vehicle in for service. 


1. How To Find A Shop

2. What To Know Before You Go

3. Ask Questions 

About Ladies Start Your Engines

Ladies, Start Your Engines is an interactive automotive maintenance and knowledge class designed FOR women and girls of all ages BY one of the industry’s leading female automotive experts. Leveraging over 30 years of automotive experience, Lori Johnson provides hands-on exposure to basic car maintenance in the safest possible environment.

Using real-world examples, Lori demonstrates basic maintenance checks that anyone can perform and offers advice for adjusting when things don’t go as planned. LSYE classes empower the less-mechanically-inclined to effectively communicate their car care needs, understand the jargon mechanics use, and even perform light automotive maintenance on her own.


Lori’s Qualifications:

  • ASE certified technician
  • A.A.S. in Automotive Technology
  • B.A. in Women’s Studies and Sociology
  • Instructor of Automotive Technology
  • Training Coordinator for Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA)
  • State Vehicle Inspection Instructor (Pennsylvania)
  • State Emissions Certified (Pennsylvania)
  • SEMA Member
  • Member of SEMA Businesswomen’s Network

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