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Women-Owned Auto Repair Shop: Get Hair, Nails Done While Waiting


Patrice Banks is the genius entrepreneur who is also the owner of Girls Auto Clinic in Philadelphia, PA. In response to a national problem of women being taking advantage of at many auto repair shops owned by men, Patrice launched her company to give women a better and more comfortable experience.

Patrice Banks, founder of Girls Auto Clinic in Philadelphia

A new approach

Unlike traditional shops that often rip off their female customers, the staff at Girls Auto Clinic take time to go over each step with their customers. They also host free monthly workshops teaching simple, straightforward lessons and tips on car maintenance to bring you

from auto-airhead to #sheCANic. Girls Auto Clinic offers blog tips and a community to ask any questions you have after that, as well as gear, products, and accessories for you and your new best friend – your car!

But here’s what really makes them unique: While waiting for their car to get serviced, there is an on-site beauty parlor where customers can get their hair and nails done!

Coming up with the idea

Patrice says that she once got ripped off at an auto repair shop, and immediately recognized what happened to her a potential business opportunity. She quit her job as an engineer, took night classes to become an auto mechanic, and then opened up her own shop with other “auto gals”.

Currently, only 2% of all auto mechanics in the United States are women.

Satisfied customers

“I want to see more of these types of auto shops,” said one customer.

“It is fabulous,” said another customer. “It’s the best combination to get my nails done while waiting for my car!”

WOMENFor more details about the company, visit or visit their location at:

Girls Auto Clinic
7425 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show.

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