The Girls' Car Handbook

Everything You Need to Know about Life on the Road


There are 15 million women drivers in the UK, yet so often they can feel at a disadvantage when it comes to dealing with the male-dominated motor industry. The solution has generally been seen as to call upon a male partner or family member for help. However, many women don't have a car-savvy bloke easily to hand - and would prefer to be more independent anyway. This is where The Girls' Car Handbookcomes in.

A vital reference book, it is packed with useful information designed to give women greater confidence when tackling every aspect of motoring from getting a good deal when buying a car, personal safety when driving, handling accidents and breakdowns, tips for greener motoring and much, much more.

Maria McCarthy is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and has contributed to Cosmopolitan, the Independent, the Guardian, the Sunday Express and MSN Cars. She's also a popular media commentator on motoring matters and has appeared on BBC Breakfast News and Radio 5 Live. She is the author of The Girls' Guide to Losing Your L-Plates: How to Pass Your Driving Test and teaches Freelance Journalism and Path to Publication workshops at Bristol University. For more information see

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