Former R+W Cover Subject Featured on New ABC Series
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.