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June 20, 2013—Audra Fordin, owner and president of Great Bear Auto Repair and Body Shop in Flushing, N.Y., appeared Wednesday on ABC’s “The Lookout” series.

Fordin, a former Ratchet+Wrench cover subject, is also the founder and CEO of Women Auto Know, a website that seeks to empower women drivers with educational workshops, maintenance and instilling solid relationships with auto mechanics.

On the show, Fordin shared her auto repair experience by guiding a vetting of auto repair shops.

Fordin acted as an “undercover mechanic,” visiting auto repair shops under the guise of a woman with little knowledge of auto repair to simulate the customer experience. She also checked the quality of work completed by the various shops.

ABC’s “The Lookout” is a new undercover investigation series that tests trends and products to help consumer avoid common mistakes.

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