We continue our visit with InC Auto Repair Center shop co-owner Sheryl Brown to learn more about how she got into the business of automotive and truck repairs. We were curious whether she ever worked on cars herself, or just loved what was happening in the shop and what she would say to young women thinking about a career as an auto mechanic. Here’s Part 2.
Q: Did you ever consider becoming a mechanic? If not, why? Would you ever consider going in that direction now?
Sheryl Brown: Quick answer: no I never wanted to be a mechanic. What I really like about cars is understanding how they work and being able to explain it to our customers, so that they understand what’s happening with their car or truck and can feel comfortable with the repairs that our expert crew are recommending.
Being an independent woman though, I have learned how to do some very basic items like an oil change and how to change a tire but never had the desire to actually work on cars.
Q: What would you say to young girls in middle and high school who are considering taking an auto shop class at their school or follow-up at a vocational technology school?
Sheryl Brown: I would definitely encourage young girls or women to for it. We are living in an ever-evolving automotive repair industry and the possibilities are endless. I love the idea of more women getting into this industry. Women have the ability look at vehicles in a very new and different way … everything from designing vehicles to repairing them. We have the opportunity to change the face of the industry.
We’ll be back again soon with more of this series of conversations with Sheryl Brown, of InC Auto Repair Center located in the Cottonwood Shopping Center, Parker, Colorado.
Here’s a link to Part 1 of our conversation with Sheryl Brown.