Pam Oakes was born in the original, automobile mecca of the world – 

Detroit, MI.


And, the family is celebrating their 100th, documented year in the 

automotive industry. Her great-grandfather Leonard Smith, grandfather

Ralph Smith and father Jerry Oakes (who worked with Pam  for years)

were professional technicians. 

She started Pam’s Motor City Automotive, in 1995.  In the beginning, Pam was the sole employee -- technician, service writer and “bottle washer." She built-up the repair facility to a 12-bay shop with 15 employees. Even though she sold the shop after 20 years (Jan. 2015), she still turns wrenches just about every day for technician education, case studies for automotive companies and as an expert witness. 




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Pam and her shop won numerous local, regional and national (Tire Review semi-finalist and Motorage Top Shop runner-up) awards . Still, she is heavily involved in the community (Rotary International, SBDC advisory board at FGCU, Daughters of the American Revolution, local Goodwill Industries and United Way).

Pam has been an ASE-Certified Technician (Automotive Service Excellent), since 1995; holds a degrees in electronic engineering technology and English, automotive patent holder, award-winning automotive author, contract auto educator, syndicated automotive radio host and national television personality. 


​And, now, she's here to help you become a savvy car consumer!


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