This last Saturday, January 7, 2017, we had our first ever women's car care clinic. We are hoping to make this a regular series for women only to help educate and empower them about automotive matters. We had so much fun learning about automotive basics, getting up close and personal with vehicles in the shop, and drinking some tasty wine from The Alaska Wine Wagon. We covered everything from the basics of internal combustion engine operation to the importance of good tires. This program is designed to be a stress free, friendly, and encouraging environment for women to ask questions and learn about car care. I've been in the automotive industry for over 18 years and still feel the effects of being in a male dominated industry. Our goal is not to make this about gender, as no one deserves to feel inferior when making significant investments in the longevity of their vehicles, but a female only clinic has been in high demand for several years.
Edmonds Import Auto is passionate in educating the community about the automotive industry. It has changed so much over the years, but that change has not been communicated effectively to everyone on the outskirts of the automotive world. Not being made aware of technological advances, changes to special equipment and tools, increased training, and thus, increased overhead, has created a stereotype of distrust through lack of communication and education. Most people will spend $1000.00/year on car maintenance. I don't know about you, but I spend $1000.00 on something, I would want to know what I am getting in return. If the value of what you received is never communicated properly then of course you are going to feel cheated. Our goal is make sure every individual we come into contact with, even if you're not a customer, is educated on the complexities and importance of skilled automotive repairs and maintenance. We do that through excellent customer service, increased communication, and involvement in the community. If you ever have questions, or want to request a car care clinic on a specific topic, please feel free to let us know. We are here to help!