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The Straight Shift is a podcast about cars! Car buying, car selling, car maintenance and repairs, safe driving tips, and general car-related nonsense designed to empower consumers. Brought to you by The Car Chick, the #1 trusted automotive expert for women and smart men.

The Straight Shift with The Car Chick LeeAnn Shattuck, The Car Chick: Your Car Buying and Repair Expert

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

The Straight Shift is a podcast about cars! Car buying, car selling, car maintenance and repairs, safe driving tips, and general car-related nonsense designed to empower consumers. Brought to you by The Car Chick, the #1 trusted automotive expert for women and smart men.

    What All First Time Car Buyers Need to Know!

    What All First Time Car Buyers Need to Know!

    In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick takes first time car buyers through a step-by-step process, from picking the right car to negotiating the deal without paying too much for extra junk they don't need!

    • 51 min
    How to Buy a Car During an Inventory Shortage

    How to Buy a Car During an Inventory Shortage

    In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the massive shortage of both new and used cars across the US and the world in 2021. Why are there so few cars on dealer lots? When will more cars be available? Is it better or worse for pickup trucks and SUVs?  What are the best strategies for people who want to buy a car and still get a good deal in 2021?

    • 42 min
    Why the Car Makers Can't Build Cars Right Now!

    Why the Car Makers Can't Build Cars Right Now!

    In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the affect of the current, global shortage of computer chips on the automotive industry. How much will this hurt new car production? How will it affect people who plan to buy new cars in 2021? Why is there a shortage of computer chips in the first place?!?

    • 36 min
    How to Buy a Car Out of State

    How to Buy a Car Out of State

    In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the right (and wrong) way to buy a car long distance, including how to buy a new or used car from a dealer out of state as well as how to buy a car from a private party. She also covers how to identify scams and fake car ads on Facebook Marketplace and whether to use an escrow service to facilitate the transaction.

    • 58 min
    How to Find a Good Mechanic, Part 2

    How to Find a Good Mechanic, Part 2

    In Part 2 of this two part episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about how to find a good, trustworthy mechanic and shop to service and repair your vehicle. She talks about the benefits of using an ASE certified or manufacturer certified mechanic as well as the pros and cons of taking your car to a dealership versus an independent shop.

    • 44 min
    How to Find a Good Mechanic, Part 1

    How to Find a Good Mechanic, Part 1

    In this 2 part episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about how to find a good, trustworthy mechanic. Part 1 talks about what is wrong with the retail automotive service industry that makes finding a good mechanics so darned difficult in the first place.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Great

Best car podcast out!

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Finally! Women helping women buy cars!

I am a woman and I know how scary it can be entering a car dealership alone. I love that LeeAnn helps women reduce that fear. Brilliant idea!

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