National Automotive Authority and Recall Expert
Author of Car Care for the Clueless: (…or How To “Make Money” While Maintaining Your Vehicle)
Exceptional TV Guest
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Car hacking is the manipulation of the code in a car’s electronic control unit (ECU) to exploit a vulnerability and gain control of other ECU units in the vehicle.
Security researchers have figured out how to wirelessly hack into a car and take over its controls from anywhere in the world. Automakers are stacking cars with all sorts of wireless technology these days. But the fear remains that these systems are not adequately safeguarded.
According to DARPA, the innovation arm of the Department of Defense, this kind of hack could happen from anywhere in the world. So what’s being done to protect you the driver?
Automotive Expert Pam Oakes uses her experience to elaborate on how hackers are overtaking motor vehicles and what is being done to prevent it.
Pam Oakes can discuss this by answering the following questions:
* How can a hacker take over your automobile?
* What is being done to prevent these crimes?
* Can too much technology for automobiles be contributing to more theft?
* How did you become an automobile expert?
* What made you become so interested in the car industry?
* How has your shop helped solve the problems of the average driver?
Pam is available for all your automobile needs, including, but not limited to maintenance needs and seasonal preparation.
* ASE-Certified Technician (AutomotiveService Excellent), since 1995.
* Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (EETAS)
* 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 45 years as a tech; worked with Pam from 1996 to 2004
* Founder and original operator of Pam’s Motor City Automotive – a numerous award winner throughout the 20 years Pam owned the facility. This includes multi-national, regional and local accolades.
*Contract instructor for various, national automotive and non-automotive companies
*International/National Automotive Speaker
* Accredited Author of “Car Care for the Clueless: Or How You Can ‘Make Money’ While Maintaining Your Vehicle”; “Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used Car Buying 101”
* Car Care for the Clueless Daily Edition every morning – Coast-to-Coast – on CBS Radio stations: New York City WINS 1010AM, Boston WBZ 1030AM, Dallas-FortWorth KRLD 1080AM, WNPV-1440AMin Philly, Los Angeles KNX 1070AM, Anthony Duva Show (nationally syndicated),KJAX, Lubbock TX, WLOB, Portland ME, James Lowe Show (nationally syndicated),KRMS, Osage Beach MO, Fort Myers Beach Radio, Fort Myers, FL, WWRL, NYC, WGBB,Nassau, NY, WJVC Suffolk, VA, Wide Open Radio (online and terrestrial radio) Washington DC, WMWX, KCAA Loma Linda CA, Miami town OH, WKCX, Crittenden KY,WYNS, Waynesville OH, WPTF Horsepower Half-Hour, Raleigh NC, WTIM, Boston
*Car Care for the Clueless’ weekly show on KMET – Inland Empire Redlands, CA
*Car Care for the Clueless mornings video short featured on: WTAE Pittsburgh, WXYZ/WMYD Detroit, KSAZ Phoenix, WAGA Atlanta every Tuesday
* Hosts a semi-monthly car care clinicfor women, since 1996
* Former Newspaper reporter and editor
* Rotary Member and Paul Harris Fellow 1999 – present
* Estero Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), 2003-present
* Florida Gulf Coast University SBDC advisory board member since 2015
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 webtalkradio.net 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
For more information visit http://
Pam Oakes with Jay Izso on Skype 1/24/2021
Pam Oakes with Jay Izso on Skype 1/24/2021
Pam Oakes with Car Care for the Clueless 10/07/2020
your last trip to the automotive repair shop left you feeling baffled and fleeced, then Car Care for the Clueless is your go to radio destination. With more than 18 years in the business, ACE Certified Technician, Pam Oakes will help you learn to communicate with the folks who are actually working on your car. Light hearted and fun, the is not Car Talk delving into specific automotive car care issues rather providing you with the tools to interface with the professionals you rely on. Finally there are answers to your questions, find them all here on Car Care for the Clueless!
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