Weekend Workshops

Grease Monkey Girls: Car Repair and Maintenance

In this all-day all-female workshop, our friends at Argonaut Garage will open their doors and pop the hood to teach basic car care, repair, and maintenance, as well as what really happens at an auto repair shop. Registration is for two women (mother/daughter, sister/sister, friend/friend, whatever!) and one car (you’ll work as a pair on the car you bring, and walk away with an oil change too!). Over the course of the day, you will work on a car up on a lift, learning how to change oil and a flat tire, how your car’s systems work (gas engine, braking, oil, etc), and how to troubleshoot and diagnose basic car problems. Come prepared to get dirty and have some fun! Total class size is limited to 8 (4 pairs) for a hands-on immersive experience. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.


Location: Argonaut Garage, 1485 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley CA 94702 (map)


Registration fees:

$150: Includes registration for two female participants, oil change and maintenance on one car (please bring one car per pair), coffee and lunch. Ages 12 and up for any mother-daughter combos.