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Apr 25, 2007
The Car Coach®, I'm a nationally recognized automotive expert in car care, repair, safety issues, buying and selling new and used cars and trucks, and driving skills.
I've written articles and been quoted in USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Woman’s World, Esquire, First for Women, InTouch and Self. I'm a contributing editor to Motor Trend, Truck Trend, Hot Rod, and Car Craft. In addition, I'm the Automotive Editor for YourLifeMagazine.com and author of two books, Driving Ambitions: A Complete Guide to Amateur Auto Racing and The Performance Tire and Wheel Handbook. And I'm completing my third book, “The Essential Guide To Car Smarts," with St. Martin Press.
My broadcast experience includes Oprah, The View, TODAY, The Early Show, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, Headline News, TBS Makeover and a Movie, Inside Edition, ESPN, TBS, Discovery, Speed, and NPR. I'm the host of Talk 2 DIY Automotive, on the Do-It-Yourself Network (DIY), providing in-depth demonstrations and tips for auto repair airing in its 4th season.
A member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) since 1982, I'm an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technician. I inherited my love of all things automotive from my father who owned manufacturing business and many cars. I have been fixing, restoring and racing cars since the age of 10. I've been advising drivers for almost all my life.