Question Of The Day? Car Tasks
September 13, 2017 3:10pm CST
Can you still do any of these car related tasks? 1. Change a tire 2. Drive a manual transmission (stick) 3. Parallel park The way things are today it seems these tasks are performed less and less or not at all. When is the last time you did any of these mentioned items? With newer cars and technology, doing a car task has become a "lost art." So how about it, have you, or ever had to, do any of the above car tasks? Photo- Google images
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• United States
1. My dad taught me to change a tire . . . but since it's been so long, I think I forgot! 2. Yes, indeed! My last car 2 cars were sticks . . . I miss that (current car is automatic). 3. Yes, I'm not afraid to parallel park anymore thanks to a trick a friend taught me many years back!
• United States
@dgobucks226 Well, my dad "taught" me to change a tire, but I never actually did it. My very first car was an automatic, but Hubby taught me to drive a stick . . . it was confusing at first but I got good at it . . . and I think that is like riding a bike. So the parallel trick, if I can explain it right. Say you want to parallel park in between 2 cars. Get next to the front car as close as possible. Put in "rear", then turn the steering all the way in the direction you would go to park, and then go. Look in the rear view mirror as you go . . . this trick is . . . as soon as you see the corner of the back car disappear, that's when you turn the steering wheel the other way to finish fitting into that space. Did that make any sense?
• Hong Kong
@dgobucks226 Those are good questions my friend. Question No. 1, I did it 3 months ago; as to Question No.2 I haven't done ot for more than 9 years my friend; and for Question No. 3, I just did it 2 days ago my friend. I hope that you are having a nice day my friend.
I do not drive, but in Europe if you cannot parallel park you are lost, as most of the time this is how people park on the side of the roads. Most cars here in Switzerland have a manual transmission. My husband drives a car with manual transmissions and parallel park the car every time we go out shopping. The last time he changed a tire was three years ago.
• French Polynesia
I do that every day. Here most cars are manual and not automatic. Plus where I have to park it is basically parallel parking in my home. I even change my oil and flus my fluids in the car. My dad and grandpa taught me to do this one.
• United States
I think I can still change a tire, but it's been a long time since I had to. I learned to drive with a stick shift, so I am confident that I still can. I might be a little jerky at first, but I would remember quickly. As far as parallel park, I have never been good at it. When I got my driver's license (many years ago!) I parked perfectly, then looked ahead and I was about a half a car length from the car in front of me. I don't know why, but the police officer let me pass anyway. I avoid parallel parking as much as possible.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I've never done the first. I did drive a manual and ruined the truck and it needed repair. So haven't touched one since. Good thing, right? As for parallel parking. I had to learn in Driver's Ed and did do it successfully, however, I avoid it as much as possible.