Do you repair your own car?

@VKXY62 (1606)
Australia
November 18, 2006 12:29pm CST
Hi, do you do your own car repairs? Anything from changing your own oil to replacing an engine.
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6 responses
@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I change my own oil or my husband does it for me. He does most of our repairs. Rarely do we take our vehicles to someone, although we will for minor things sometimes. For example last month he completely rebuilt the front end on my truck - tie rods, bearings, everything. After that, we took it in to get aligned, I noticed my brakes were "squishy" on the way over (air in the lines). While we were there my husband asked them to do a brake line flush. My truck drives (and stops!) great now!
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
Excellent mate, he is a very capable gent, my hat goes off to him. It is rather difficult to do an alignment without the proper gizmos. Thanks for your reply.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
no im not that skilled :P
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
This is a shame my friend, if you have a car, maybe you should read its service manual, or have a friend that knows about cars, show you some things you can do to save money. Maybe working on cars and machines is too yucky or dirty for some. Thank you for your reply.
• United States
18 Nov 06
I wish I could do my own repairs, within the past week, the axle had went on my car so I had borrowed my dad's truck and the engine blew in it while I was bringing my husband home from work.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
18 Nov 06
Argh, what a disaster. I hope it doesn't take too much to rectify those problems. Not many folks carry a spare axle or engine around with them.
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• India
4 Dec 06
automobiles - car
i would love to but due to my busy shedule i am not able to do it, i have learnt to do some minor repairs of my car and ofcourse i wash my car myself
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
11 Feb 07
Well, you saved some money for yourself that, someone else had to pay for. Well done.
@victor78 (1081)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 06
i hope i can do the repair also but i know nothing about mechanic. haha.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
A very good response. It is good that you are willing to give it a try and learn as you go. Thank you for your reply.
@PSF123 (1169)
• China
19 Nov 06
No,i don't
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
OK, I wonder if you have ever wished you did or never wanted to know? Thanks for your reply.