Lauren Fix

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Lauren Fix
Lauren Fix Media Personality and Car Expert.jpg
Lauren Fix aka The Car Coach, Auto Expert & Media Personality
Born Lauren Jonas
Dearborn, MI
Occupation Car Expert, TV and Media Personality
Spouse(s) Paul Fix II

Lauren Fix is a Buffalo, New York based automotive expert.[1] She has authored three books on automobiles. She has occasionally appeared on CNN, Fox News and USA Radio's, Daybreak USA show.[2]

Racing career[edit]

Fix began racing in New York in 1981 in the SCCA Solo II Series. She debuted with a third place finish. By 1989, Lauren evolved into a road racer and started winning in her historic 1966 Trans Am Mustang. She competed in SVRA, HSR[disambiguation needed] and the Canadian G.T. Challenge Cup sanctioned by FIA. Lauren operated the Driving Ambitions Performance Driving School at Watkins Glen International Raceway from 1986 to 2001.[3]


Lauren Fix co-hosts Talk 2 DIY Automotive on DIY, providing demonstrations and tips for auto repair. Lauren has appeared in several magazines including Redbook, USA Today, and Woman's World.[4] She hosted the television show local TV networks called Car Smarts and has been featured on several national television shows including: Oprah, Fox News, 20/20, The View, Live with Regis and Kelly and CNN.[5] Lauren Fix was a regular guest expert on CNBC's On the Money, with Carmen Wong Ulrich.

She writes a regular Sunday weekly column for The Buffalo News, called "Car Coach".[6]

She is the past automotive editor for "Your magazine", and the author of Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car: Everything You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Car and Get On with Your Life, her 3rd book from St. Martin's Press.[7]

She has been cast in the upcoming independent film Nicholas of Myra and "Coming Home" a Jacob Griswold Production.[8]

Lauren Fix is a member of SEMA SBN Steering Committee and the Aftermarket (automotive) Industry Association. She is also a registered IMPA International Motor Press Association Journalist with credentials. She is the spokesperson for the non-profit Car Care Council AAIA and the Be Car Care Aware Program.[9]

She was the National Automotive Correspondent for Time Warner Cable, YNN, now known as TWC News; her segments aired twice per week nationally. This ended in March 2014[10] In addition, the Weather Channel has named Lauren Fix their automotive expert for on-air tips and advice.[11]

Professional highlights[edit]

  • 1999 “40 Under 40 Business Award Winner”.[4]
  • 2000 Car Care Council Communications Award - AAIA.[9]
  • 2002 Women of the Year - Business Advisory Board of NY.[9]
  • 2003 International Automotive Media Award - Public Service.[9]
  • 2004 Top 25 Women Who Mean Business Award.[9]
  • 2004 Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Award.[9]
  • 2005 and 2006 Best PR Campaign – Business to Consumer.[12]
  • 2007 Stevie Awards - Best Marketing Campaign - "Flood Damaged Cars" from hurricane Katrina.[12]
  • 2008 Automotive Woman Of The Year AAIA.[13]
  • 2009 Inducted into the National Women and Transportation Hall of Fame.[14]
  • 2009 Automotive Communications Award AAIA.[15]
  • 2010 Women Of Distinction Award - Entrepreneur.[10]
  • 2011 Winner of the Automotive Communications Award in the following categories: Consumer Education and Public Relations Efforts AAIA.[12]
  • 2011 Winner of the Automotive Communications Award - TV Segment for The Car Coach TV Show. AAIA.[4]
  • Juror-Internet Car of the Year.[16]
  • Women’s World Car of the Year - Judge.[17]


Fix is her real last name. Daughter is Shelby Fix, the Teen Car Coach, named after Carroll Shelby. Husband, Paul Fix, is a professional Trans-Am Series driver.[18] Son is Paul Fix III, actor, seen on "As the World Turns".[19]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ Yen, Hope. (February 27, 2003) Deseret Morning News Boomers battling the bulge. Section: Business.
  2. ^ "Daybreak USA Archives". 
  3. ^ "Racerchicks - Laurenfix". Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Lauren Fix". Family Car Parts. FamilyCar. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fix Live / Car Smarts". Car Smarts. YouTube. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Fix, Lauren. "Car Coach / by Lauren Fix - Life & Arts - The Buffalo News". The Buffalo News. The Buffalo News. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car: Everything You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Car and Get On with Your Life: Lauren Fix: 9780312370794: Books". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nicholas of Myra Cast Members List". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Lauren Fix Named Car Care Council Women's Board "Aftermarket Woman of the Year" - Related Stories - AIAA SmartBrief". SmartBrief, Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Lauren Fix - YNN - Your News Now". Your News Now (YNN) Austin. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Lauren Fix on The Weather Channel: Can Your Car Handle the Heat?". YouTube. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c "Buyer Beware! Are you Buying a Flood Damaged Vehicle? |"., Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Lauren Fix Named "Aftermarket Woman of the Year" By Car Care Council Women's Board: aftermarket News". aftermarket News. Babcox Media, Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "SAAC - Lauren Fix in Women’s Hall of Fame". saac. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "AutoNetTV Wins Automotive Communications Award - AutoNet TV". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "2012 Automotive Technology Innovation Award Judges". Aol Autos. AOL Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  17. ^ "2011 Women's World Car of the Year award winners are announced | Womens World Car of the Year". Women's World. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  18. ^ "Lauren Fix - Biography"., Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "Paul Fix III - IMDb"., Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 

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