Mechanic and front seat driver, Michelle Rievaj, will help women get familiar with the anatomy of a car at the Gals, Gears and Cheers workshop held at the shop between 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. on June 2nd.Submitted photo

The idea of empowering women to work on their own vehicles has been revving and whirring at Cleanline Automotive.

The Gals, Gears and Cheers workshop hosted by heavy duty mechanic and front seat driver Michelle Rievaj aims to help women get familiar with the anatomy of a car and learn about the importance of car safety between 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. on June 2nd.

There is a $10 fee to attend the workshop and 100 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the Family Resource Centre to help cover the costs of programming within the community.

We feel like the Family Resource Centre does a lot of good things in the community with families, said Stephanie Van de Kemp, Cleanline Automotive owner and spokesperson.

There are a lot of really good programs offered through the Family Resource Centre for family, women and children so we wanted to support them.

There is no requirement for participants to have previous experience under the hood to take the course. Its simply intended to educate women about their engines and serve as a ladies night out.

Education and awareness are a big part of what we believe in as a business, said Van de Kemp. We think its important for women to feel educated and empowered about their vehicles, so we thought this would be a way to help do that in a format thats enjoyable. We want to empower women to know more about their cars and feel comfortable having conversations about their vehicles.

To register for the Gals, Gears and Cheers workshop, call 250-342-7002 or e-mail info@cleanlineautomotive.com.