changing or reparing something

@vanities (11376)
Davao, Philippines
March 30, 2009 9:20pm CST
hey guys do you personally change your own spark plugs of your car or do you know how to change it? how far is your knowledge when in terms of your own car in the trouble shooting and everything??
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
31 Mar 09
Do girls count? I change my own spark plugs, why? Are you wanting to know how to do it? I can do most everything from changing timing belt, alternator, starter, steering components, stereo, some electrical, valve cover seal to body work. Regular tune ups are a cinch. I'd love to build my very own motor from scratch. I find troubleshooting with automotive quite easy in that automotive only works one way. So troubleshooting is just a matter of going through the components that are suspect to what ever the symptoms are until you find the faulty part. Once you have done it for several years, you get to know the difference between a failing starter and a conked out alternator just by sound. Electrical is not so simple. I have had to do hours of that too and detest it. I can do most everything with the car except rebuild the motor. I could do it if I had some help that I could call on and someone to help me get the really tight bolts undone. The best way to get good at working on your vehicle is to grab a few basic tools and start with simple tune ups. Research what it is you want to do before you start so to know any warnings etc. Oh and have lots of hand cleaner and shop towels. I tend to wear disposable latex gloves and keep a rag on hand at all times.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
31 Mar 09
Hello vanities, This is not my area. I don't know anything about cars and I depend a lot on my husband and before, my own brothers. I don't even know how to bargain for a good price whenever it is about cars. Just recently, my car broke down and I was lucky that I just reached my home. I called the mechanic to come and changed the battery, thinking it might be the reason why I couldn't start the engine. My battery is quite old which I bought in 2006. Unfortunately, after paying RM200 for that, my car still couldn't start. I needed to tow the car back to the workshop next day and the reason of it - faulty wiring!
@snowy22315 (47398)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I dont know how to change my own spark plugs. I think that the changing of the spark plugs is that the people are going to demand to do. You can probably save the money by doing the spark plus on your own. None of my guy friends know how to change plugs. I think they should be able to do that though. It is not that hard.