The Girls' Car Handbook

Everything You Need to Know about Life on the Road


About The Book

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.

About The Author

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

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 20, 2009)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781847399809

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