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Lori Johnson
4.4 (5 Reviews)
  • $21 for 15 min consult
Master Mechanic
30 years of experience
Honda Toyota
15 minute consultation
$21 Questions, estimates, and troubleshooting
30 minute consultation
$39 Standard diagnostics
60 minute consultation
$70 Complex problems and analysis
About me
With over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, my passion lies in educating people about their vehicles, ensuring that they're not taken advantage of and are charged fairly for any necessary work. Over the years, I've helped countless customers overcome common issues they face at auto shops, such as being overcharged or receiving inflated repair bills due to assumptions about their knowledge. Additionally, I've developed strategies for those on a limited budget to reduce repair costs without compromising on safety or quality.

I went into the industry because I love working with my hands and I enjoy the challenge of a new problem every day. What started out as just a job to pay the bills, has turned into so much more than I could have ever imagined. Now, I'm passionate about getting more women involved in the trades and have become a trusted resource for customers and friends seeking straightforward explanations about their vehicles.

I'm eager to help you understand the repairs you need and why they matter. I also encourage you to take on some DIY projects yourself because knowledge is power, and it can save you money in the long run. So let's work together to empower you to make informed decisions about your vehicle.

To learn more about what I do, go to https://ladiesstartyourengines.com/
Automotive and Industry Experience
  • 30+ years of experience in the automotive service industry
  • 7 years as a technician and a service manager for a Honda dealership
  • 3 years as an editor for Chilton Repair manuals and CD product
  • 8 years as an instructional aide/adjunct for the automotive degree program at the community college of Philadelphia
  • 11 years as a Safety Inspection Instructor
  • 4 years in parts sales for a local automotive parts store
  • 17 years as the owner of Ladies Start Your Engines!
Technical certifications
  • A5: Brakes Certification
More about me
Favorite current car 2013 Red Mini Cooper and still own my 1988 Toyota 4x4 Truck
The one car I regret selling
No regrets, but sometimes I miss my 2004 Harley Heritage Softail
  • Barbershop singer, Gardening, Motorcycle riding
Home State
  • Pennsylvania
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    Incredible service and very considerate of our first time looking under the hood. It was intimidating to try to diagnose our car's problem through Zoom, but I'm extremely happy with the service.
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    Lori is great, just discovered the site and her help was fantastic!
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    Lori's great. Def recommend!
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    I had the pleasure of consulting with Lori, and I couldn't be more grateful for her expertise. Car repairs were always daunting and I normally let the shop deal with it, but Lori was considerate and sympathetic towards my inexperience. She patiently explained the issues with my car and walked me through the necessary steps, making the entire process easy. Lori was great and I’m happy to see that women are succeeding in the automotive industry.
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    Lori is great and really helped me!