Do you do any of your own auto maintenance?

@loujac3 (1188)
United States
May 27, 2008 5:38pm CST
I have a 2000 Kia that gets great mileage. I resent the prices we now must pay for gasoline so I will continue to drive my Kia. It used to be so easy to do most of the mainetance on one's car before all the new electronic equipment. Even changing the sparkplugs isn't as easy as it used to be. Trying to find the oil filter under the new cars is a feat in itself. I used to know how to do so much of my own auto maintenance but now I am having to relearn. This weekend I had a friend show me how to change the sparkplugs since it was more technical than it used to be. He even showed me how to clean out the CPV valve so I would get better mileage. About the only simple thing to do was change the air filter. The tires haven't change other than the price for a new set. I paid off my car this month and I am on a mission to see that everything is in perfect running order so I can drive this car for many years to come. That may not be a problem if the gas prices get too much higher....I won't be able to afford to drive it then. LOL Tell me what your plans are.....
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
27 May 08
Is putting water in my car called maintenance I know nothing about cars so I get it done professionally, I see you have a Kia, I like those cars, I have a Daewoo and I looked at the Kia before I bought mine and it is one car I will look at when I can afford to get a new one...a bit more posting to be done before that happens though.