Sarah Shelton


  • Contributing automotive journalist for NAPA Auto Parts, Hybrid Cars, and the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cars Ranking and Reviews" section
  • Member of the Northwest Automotive Press Association
  • Writes about car repair, auto parts, notable Chevrolets, and travel articles for publications like Consumer Search, Arizona Central, and Life Hack


Sarah Shelton is a former writer for ThoughtCo who specialized in Corvettes, car reviews, and new and used vehicle buying guides during her two years writing for the Automotive section. Corvettes first caught Shelton's eye when she was a teenager. Hooked on their beauty and continuous innovations, she has closely tracked Vettes from one generation to the next. 

As an automotive journalist, Sarah has written buying guides for the best auto products, features on classic Chevrolets, new car reviews, and even how-to articles on auto repair. She has owned numerous Chevys—from a first-generation Camaro to a new Blazer—and has spent many hours in the garage restoring classic cars and fine-tuning Chevy engines.

Sarah apprenticed informally under an ASE-certified mechanic for more than 12 years, learning maintenance, diagnosis, and engine rebuild and repair, with a heavy emphasis on Chevrolets and classic cars. 


Shelton earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Fort Lewis College in 2000 and continued her education by studying grant writing in the Leadership Development Program of The Ford Institute. She has also spent over a decade with ASE-certified mechanics in local auto shops in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, where she's restored classic cars and made repairs on her own vehicles.

Awards and Publications

A Message from Sarah Shelton

LiveAbout and Dotdash

LiveAbout is a reference site focused on entertainment, activities, and hobbies. We know that time away from the stress of work and responsibilities at home is limited, and we want to help you make the most of those precious hours.

That’s why our coverage is a lovable jumble of urban legends, sports history, and esoteric trivia. Our articles discuss everything from fashion advice to UFO sightings, all so you can make the most of your time off.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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