Pam Oakes 8/22/2021


Meet Pam Oakes

  • Has been an ASE-Certified Technician (Automotive Service Excellent), since 1995.
  • Holds a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (EETAS)
  • She has repaired tens of thousands of vehicles ever since.
  • Fourth generation automotive technician: Her great-grandfather Leonard Smith, grandfather, Ralph Smith and father Jerry Oakes were all automotive technicians. Pam‘s dad has more than 45years as a tech; worked with Pam from 1996 to 2004.
  • She started Pam‘s Motor City Automotive in 1995. Pam was the sole employee – which grew into what it is today a 12-bay shop with 10 employees.
  • Pam‘s Motor City Automotive has won numerous awards throughout the years – local, regional, and national.
  • Estero Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), second regent2009-2011
  • Author of “Car Care for the Clueless: Or How You Can ‘Make Money’ While Maintaining Your Vehicle”, 2011;  “Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used Car Buying 101”, 2012
  • Radio host of “Car Care for the Clueless” on and WGRN radio
  • Co-producer of CAR-ER show, 2011-2012
  • Hosts a semi-monthly car care clinic for women, since 1996
  • Former Newspaper reporter and editor


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