Girls Auto Clinic isn’t just in the business of changing oil – they’re also changing the relationship between women and the automotive industry, and offering a range of salon services to sweeten the deal.

Founded by engineer and mechanic Patrice Banks, the shop is a stress-free space for women to have their cars serviced, and to learn more about vehicles in a respectful and supportive manner. GAC was born out of the frustration and mistreatment female customers often face when dealing with male mechanics, and combats it by empowering women to become #sheCANics, a hashtag Banks even uses to describe herself.

Though GAC has been open near Philadelphia since 2013, the shop’s latest addition, Clutch Beauty Bar, is bringing it a whole new wave of fame. Clutch offers customers manicures, pedicures, and blowouts while they wait for the mechanics to finish with their car. Basically, not only will you leave Girls Auto Club with a freshly serviced ride, you’ll also have traffic-stopping hair and nails. Workforce equality done in style!

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This is Girls Auto Clinic, an all-female auto shop that does your hair and nails while they service your car

Founder and CEO Patrice Banks wants to change the relationships women have with the automotive industry

She also wants women to feel relaxed, respected, and informed when they leave her shop


GAC’s staff is all female, offering women refuge from the mistreatment they often face from male mechanics

“Our customers come to feel confident about themselves, their cars, and their buying choices,” Banks writes

Clutch Beauty Bar, the shop’s adjacent salon, offers customers manis, pedis, and blowouts while they wait

Girls Auto Clinic is doing workplace equality right, and they’re doing it in style

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