Chaya M. Milchtein

Contributing Writer, Via

Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator, journalist, and speaker as well as the founder of Mechanic Shop Femme. She’s made it her life’s mission to educate women and LGBT people about their cars. Connect with her on Instagram and TikTok at @mechanicshopfemme and Twitter at @mechanicfemme.


What You Need to Know About Your Car's Spare Tire

What You Need to Know About Your Car's Spare Tire

Get answers to common spare tire questions, from how far you can drive to how to maintain it.
Do You Know What Your Car Warranty Covers?

Do You Know What Your Car Warranty Covers?

Before you take your car to the shop, find out if the fix is covered under the factory warranty.
How to Buy a Safer Car

How to Buy a Safer Car

What do car safety ratings mean and what else should you be looking for?
Don’t Fall for These 10 Car Myths

Don’t Fall for These 10 Car Myths

Are EVs really more expensive to own?
What Does My Car’s Tire Pressure Light Mean?

What Does My Car’s Tire Pressure Light Mean?

What to do if your TPMS light comes on.
10 Must-Have Winter Items to Keep in Your Car

10 Must-Have Winter Items to Keep in Your Car

Update your emergency kit with this handy cold-weather gear.
5 Tips to Negotiate the Best Car Price

5 Tips to Negotiate the Best Car Price

Get a favorable deal on a new or used car despite the current shortage.
How to Extend the Life of Electric Vehicle Batteries

How to Extend the Life of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Protect your EV’s range and battery health with these tips.
Is Your Car Window Tinting Safe?

Is Your Car Window Tinting Safe?

Window films can reduce visibility and make driving at night dangerous.
How to Maintain an Electric Vehicle

How to Maintain an Electric Vehicle

Extend your EV’s range, prevent future problems, and stay safe on the road with these required services.
10 DIY Car Maintenance Tasks You Can do at Home

10 DIY Car Maintenance Tasks You Can do at Home

Save money and get your vehicle road-ready.
7 Driving Techniques to Reduce Your Risk of a Collision

7 Driving Techniques to Reduce Your Risk of a Collision

Protect yourself and others on the road with these skills.
How to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

How to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

With theft becoming increasingly common, here’s how to protect your car and avoid costly repairs.