I really do think that many mechanics mistreat female customers more then male customers.
They do not think women understand a thing about cars and take advantage of them.
My son's old GF in Vegas was both a female and a minority.She was from Japan.
She took her car in at least 4 times for the same repair before my husband had a look at her car. He was so mad, he noticed they didn't do half the work they told her they did and overcharged her like crazy.
I was scammed big time on a brake job when I came in with my young son, they preyed on my fears. Told me my car wasn't safe to even drive home with.Over paid and they didn't do more then just change a brake pad or two.
Told me they did this and that which was not ever done.
My first car I bought myself when I was 18. Just bought it from a private party on my own, never had my step-dad or anyone look it over before I bought it.
When my step-dad looked the car over, he was insanely mad, wanted to know where the guy lived so he could beat him up for selling me a junker.
He calmed down and redid the head gaskets and a ton of other repairs, scammers are everywhere.