Mechanic Workshop Series


Mechanic Shop Virtual Workshop Series

Mendocino County Library Press Release

September 9, 2021

How the Heck Do I Buy a Used Car? Sat. Sept. 25th 2:30-4pm. Maybe you have a car and it’s on its last leg, or maybe you took a break from driving and now you want to buy a car? Or you are a first-time car buyer all together! You’re searching the web and are overwhelmed with the options, price tags, and just the whole process. Join Chaya of Mechanic Shop Femme to learn about the process from budgeting to negotiating so you end up with the car you want for a fair price and avoid buying a lemon.

The Whys and Whens of Car Maintenance: Sat. Oct. 30th 2:30-4pm. This workshop helps you get an overview of car maintenance from Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme. Learn when to perform specific maintenance tasks, and of course why, including changing oil and filters, tire pressure, coolant, and much more. Be a more educated consumer so you can protect your investment. Questions are encouraged, so come prepared to learn maintenance in a way you never have before.

A Deeper Dive Into Car Ownership: Sat. Nov. 20th 2:30-4pm. This workshop dives into slightly more complex topics like tune-ups, transmission fluid, cleaning your car to protect your investment amongst others. Taught by Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme, it’s presented in an easy to understand format that is suitable for the average car owner. If you want to get a better understanding of your car, this is the class to take. Questions are encouraged, so come prepared to learn deeper concepts in a way you never have before.

Please email Melissa Carr at to sign up. All registrants will receive an email invite to participate via Zoom.

Bio: Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator, writer, and speaker, and founder of Mechanic Shop Femme. Her work has appeared or been featured in publications ranging from the Chicago Tribune to Shondaland. With seven years in the auto industry under her belt and more than three years of virtual courses, you’re sure to find her class engaging and her information easy to understand. You can find her on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter.