I Am a Female Mechanic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    I am currently taking my airframe

    and power plant mechanic licensed in Aircraft. I've been also a motor helper mechanic of my dad. Hopefully I get my licensed soon and will work with Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines.
    GoddessNympho20 GoddessNympho20
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 30

    I'm going to school to work on motorcycles.

    Some people ask me if I'm a lesbian or bi because of it. I'm not, I'm straight. Just because I would rather get my hands dirty with oil and grease. Not so someone hair or nails or something like that. My boyfriend loves me for who I am and what I do. I get to work on...
    MaryCrossen MaryCrossen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    Any other female A&Ps out there?

    I know a few, but we certainly aren't common!
    UnexpectedMechanic UnexpectedMechanic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    I dont trust shops with my car

    so i learned everything from my dad and youtube (:
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    Fun Fun

    Me and the guys get along pretty well.  They always joke around and I joke with them.  I like workin' with 'em.  Sometimes though they can be TOO lax about things, but they're good people still.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    Nov 14, 2009

    I Want To Be The First Female Mechanic In My Home Town, And I Want To Meet Another Female Mechanic.

    Hi im Ayla and i am 16yr old girl who is wanting to become a mechanic myself and i look up to all the "Female Mechanics" as my role models and hope that more chicks get into to the trade, I am currently doing a traineeship and TAFE in the Mechanic side as i am wanting to become...
    Ayzza Ayzza
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2011

    My name is Shelby, I'm 22 years old

    and work for a major dealership in my local area. I'm an import/Subaru technician. Growing up, my grandfather and uncles always worked on cars and I was so fascinated. I loved knowing how things work, learning new things, and tearing things apart to make them work better. I...
    SubaruGal21 SubaruGal21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    Looking To Achieve A Dream....

    Hey there,Im a 26yr old mom of two girls,but I've always wanted to become a mechanic. I love taking things apart on cars and putting them back together. A few of my friends have been telling me for a couple years now that I should goto school for this&become certified. My mother...
    lmckay84 lmckay84
    6 Responses Jul 26, 2011

    New Venture For Car Lovers

    Hello all, My name is Kai and I am a female mechanic. I am a graduate of Wyoming Technical Institute, and have worked in the automotive field for around 5 years. I wanted to invite anyone who has a desire to join in on my upcoming venture. I have created a website that combines...
    GreaseBunny GreaseBunny
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2012

    Automotive For Women Program!

    I just began the Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Women at Loyalist College, and looking for fellow female mechanics - any advice, or tips (good or bad) are always welcome! Keep up the awesome work Ladies!
    EmilyHarrison EmilyHarrison
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 9, 2013

    I Am A Female Mechanic

    Hi thereI am a female mechanicI love my job very much....i work on car's....van's...lorrys....and hgvI been going this for over 20 yearsI was hard at first....but all new jobs can bethis is for the girlsif you want to be a female mechanic......dont take the **** for anyone...
    susanlittle2004 susanlittle2004
    May 21, 2011
    mightymouse1980 mightymouse1980
    36-40, F
    Feb 24, 2015

    Millwrights Are Awesome!

    i am just going into my third year training, i think its pretty cool that i get to fix, make or break things and work with machinery. :P Lol Being a Millwright is Awesome! :pI dont mind dirty or physically demanding work, and i believe females have more patience and are more...
    HyperAlly08 HyperAlly08
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2012

    I am a female mechanic

    who owns her own shop. As a woman I have no issues with men who are customers.. I believe we as woman must be confident and reassuring to men because it is a new experience for them. Trust yourself and they will trust you!!! go get em ladies!!!!
    vellons vellons
    Jul 23, 2015

    I am a diesel mechanic

    for a very large diesel engine company. I have worked for this company for just under 10 years now. I found out I was pregnant a few months back and it has been a **** storm ever since. My job is a union job, however my union told me " well we have never had a pregnant mechanic...
    bajajax87 bajajax87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    "i Am A Female Mechanic"

    iam in my third year of my training and i dont know why but i try so hard not to get upset when the guys pick on me but i just end up crying what should i do. please help me
    macka2009 macka2009
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jun 10, 2010

    I have never gone to school

    for mechanics but I have 7 brothers and a dad that was truck driver. I was always getting in trouble for being in the garage watching my brothers work on cars. My first engine was a Chevy 283, my dad and brothers finally gave up on keeping me out of the garage and bought me my...
    LaLoba14 LaLoba14
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    Going Into Mechanics

    Hi there Im 19 and just applied to my Automotive tech program at my home college. I went to university and hated it, and have always wanted to work on cars. my whole highschool life i wanted to get into it but my dad being very gender-role supportive wouldnt let me work on cars...
    Wrenchinghopeful Wrenchinghopeful
    Aug 13, 2012

    Hi, I always loved cars,

    unfortunately my parents don't approve my career choice and have pushed me to go to college and I've hated every second of it. I need help, someone please give me advice on what to do...
    CarBunny CarBunny
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

    I Am A Female Mechanic And I Love My Job!!

    I am a Ford trainned technician.  I specialise in Transits!!  I absolutely love them!  I have been a mechanic for nearly 8 years now. I found college quite hard as there was a lot judgemental people who thought that i didnt really belong in the garage. ...
    bikerbaby bikerbaby
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Apr 5, 2010

    not really a mechanic,

    but I do all the automotive work in my home. my dad was a mechanic and taught me enough to be somewhat handy under the hood of a car.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    Im kinda born into a mechanic family.

    All my brothers and my dad and grandfather are mechanics. I didn't want to be a mechanic, but I am, and I love working on vehicles:)
    Nunamiut33 Nunamiut33
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2014

    Motorcycle Mechanic

    Never thought this is where life was going to take me but I love it!
    kittypig kittypig
    36-40, F
    Nov 20, 2013

    Yes I'm The Mechanic

    Ive been a diesel mechanic for 12 years. Worked on tractors, trailers and locomotives.I currently work on diesel tractors, I love my job. The best advice I can give is you need to have thick thick skin and have to know how to not let things get to you. It's a men dominated field...
    Youwudneverthot Youwudneverthot
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2013

    ; )

    I love being a mechanic, but sometimes people try to make you feel that you are stupid trying to do a "mans job" and your wasting your time. A lot of people have laughed when ive told them what I do, usually men. I think its so stupid we still have double standards even though...
    veonix veonix
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    Think Marisa Tomai In "my Cousin Vinny" -- But Better!

    When you think of Audra Fordin, think of the movie “My Cousin Vinny”. It is Audra’s real life Story. Her great-grandfather, grandfather, uncles, cousins and father; all auto mechanics. For 4 generations, since 1933 the Fordin family had been in the automotive industry...
    WomenAutoKnow WomenAutoKnow
    41-45, F
    Nov 26, 2012

    Going Into Mechanics

    Hi, Im 20 years old and I'm going to be starting auto mechanics training next month. I was pretty excited to start until people started pointing out the fact that I'm a girl so I'm going to have to deal with alot of criticism. So now I'm nervous because even though I've always...
    Jayvecii Jayvecii
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 26, 2012

    hey everyone, Ive been in the industry almost 8

    months now. I'm the only women in my shop, the guys I work with are all great....the customers... not so much... men get very confused seeing a girl doing "men" work, other women think its great! any girl/women that want to do this, try it! you'll surprise yourself on what you...
    Mssatanicmechanic Mssatanicmechanic
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    I'm not actually a mechanic

    but I'd like to be. I changed my oil on my bike the other day! be proud of me :c
    garbagekitty garbagekitty
    22-25, T
    Mar 17, 2015

    Female Mechanic

    Are there any female mechanics currently working in the Southern California area???
    Melanielynn Melanielynn
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

    I have come to relies

    that I well never be anything but one of the guys... Yet I also know I would never be able to date anyone ho doesn't know a torque wrench from a Philips head...
    bamala bamala
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2014

    Just Starting Out

    HI my name is Sandy, i am 17 years old and i will soon be going to school to be a mechanic. I work at a restoration/ auto body shop at the moment and I love it! My biggest role model is my boss because he is very understanding yet strict and he always helps me out when I need...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 10, 2012

    I Am a Female Mechanic

    I am a female mechanic and its very hard to deal with the comments and always being the only girl in the trainning classes I wish I could meet more females who enjoy doing what I do
    autoIG autoIG
    7 Responses May 2, 2009

    If I had never joined the U.

    S. Army as a Vehicle Mechanic, I may have never found this passion.I am no longer in, so I had to find a way to continue that passion; turn it into a skill that I can use to help others.I am stil learning parts and tools and the insides of vehicles. Please, treat me as a beginner...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    I admire an have a great deal of respect

    for Female Mechanics I also grew up in a mechanic family an married a mechanic an where working together I love my job. an I love that I can out wrench some of my husband's mechanics at work lol ... a woman can be just as good as a man with a wrench to.
    Darksiren83 Darksiren83
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 18, 2015
    mightymouse1980 mightymouse1980
    36-40, F
    Feb 24, 2015

    Going Into Mechanics

    Hi there. Ill be starting an apprenticeship very soon in mechanics and am feeling a little nervous- I love working on cars but don't really know much about them. Don't know the lingo- dies this matter when just starting out? I figure I will learn everything I need to know in...
    Chloej11 Chloej11
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2012

    I have been a female Mechanic

    since I was 10 years old. I have been fixing my own racing go carts and dirt bikes since 7 years old. I own my own small engine repair business ( yes, all BY MYSELF!) and still work on and restore my own cars. I love what I do and I have worked in over 8 small engine repair...
    Wendizzle64 Wendizzle64
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2015
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