85 episodes

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 • 23 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.

    The Straight Shift, #85: What is it REALLY Like to Own an Electric Car?

    The Straight Shift, #85: What is it REALLY Like to Own an Electric Car?

    In this second of three episodes of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks all about the reality of owning an"electrified" vehicle - hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs).  What are the costs of owning an electric car?  Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?  The Car Chick addresses these common questions and more to help you decide if an electric (or electrified) vehicle is right for you!

    • 47 min
    The Straight Shift, #84: How to Buy a Car FAST During an Inventory Shortage

    The Straight Shift, #84: How to Buy a Car FAST During an Inventory Shortage

    In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks gives you practical strategies for people who need to buy a car quickly during the current inventory shortage.

    • 45 min
    Why Your New Car May Be Missing Some Bells & Whistles!

    Why Your New Car May Be Missing Some Bells & Whistles!

    In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about why that new car you are buying may not have all of the features and options you are expecting. Yep, the chip shortage is forcing automakers to skimp on features in order to make more cars.  What is your new car missing?!?

    • 34 min
    What is the Difference Between Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Cars?

    What is the Difference Between Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Cars?

    In this first of three episodes of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks all about "electrified" vehicles - hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). She revisits some high school physics to teach you the new vocabulary needed to understand the technology of electric vehicles and translates those nerdy terms into language that car shoppers can easily understand.

    • 48 min
    Why Vehicle Crash Test Results Don't Apply to Women!

    Why Vehicle Crash Test Results Don't Apply to Women!

    In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks (ok, rants) about why the government-regulated vehicle crash tests don't apply to women and, in fact, the majority of the US population. She talks about the what actually happens in a car crash, how men's and women's bodies react very differently, and how a decades-old data bias is proving fatal to women drivers and passengers.

    • 44 min
    Why Holiday Car Shopping Will Suck in 2021 & What You Can Do About It

    Why Holiday Car Shopping Will Suck in 2021 & What You Can Do About It

    In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about why holiday car shopping in 2021 will be extra challenging this year due to the low inventory levels, high prices, and a new rule the leasing companies have implemented that makes it much harder to get out of your lease!  But don't fret!  The Car Chick gives you 6 tips for navigating this challenging car market, so you can get a car by the end of the year.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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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