A Garage In Oxfordshire Is Trying To Make Itself More Female Friendly

Can you change a tyre? ​


A Garage in Oxfordshire has realised that their vibe is a little testosterone heavy, so is making efforts to change that.

Sarah Scott of Carterton Auto Repair said, 'I can appreciate how scary it can be walking into a garage if you aren't knowledgeable.'

To try and tackle this, they are trying a two-pronged approach.

Firstly, they are offering two-hour basic maintenance training on Saturdays this Autumn.


The courses will aim to 'help you carry out checks on your car and change a tyre without having to pay a garage to do it for you.

It will keep you safe, legal and even reduce your driving costs.'

The courses are £25 a person and have been praised by the women-only car group Foxy Lady Drivers Club.

The second tactic the family run business is trying to get women into the garage is by offering beauty treatments whilst their car is getting an MOT.


This time-saving option means you can get a manicure (£65 incl. MOT) or a massage (£70 incl. MOT), treating yourself and your car.

Whilst the lessons seem like a great idea, we are torn as to whether the beauty gimmick is slightly condescending or deeply genius.

But anyway we love the garage's attempt to make their workplace a more female-friendly space.

Other garages should take note, we would also like; less catcalling, better looking mechanics, nicer coffee and a good place to plug our laptops in so we can reply to some emails.

Thank you.

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