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  • My dad is a mechanic. So...no I can't do my own repair but it's safer to get my dad to figure out what is wrong since I trust he'd tell me the truth.
  • I can do certain things but I generally take it to my mechanic.
  • depends on what's wrong with it! my dad can do most things, and if he cant then he finds someone who can do it.
  • If a person is not familiar with todays automobile electronic systems, attempting to make a repair can really cost you, in the long run. Its expensive, but best bet is to let a qualified mechanic handle all the repairs.
  • I can gas up and sometimes I can find the stick thing to check my oil... but that is the extent of knowledge I have about cars. I let the pros talk me into things ;-)
  • I changed the starter on my car once. I nearly electrocuted myself when I took the wrong battery cable off first and I was a greasy mess when it was all over, but I did get it done. These days, I leave that sort of thing to the professionals.
  • I can and have done a great deal of it myself. I actually enjoy it IF I have time to do it. Major /specialized stuff like transmission work or major engine work , electrical, I leave to the professionls.
  • Jimmy and I had a job on the side, delivering 240 papers a day. I learned how to change the brakes with him because we had to do it several times.
  • Professional.
  • I want to keep the economy going. I bring my car to Midas.
  • Guess I'm lucky, my family owns an auto parts business and have a couple of mechanics on staff.
  • That all depends on your level of skill. I do almost everything myself on my own vehicles and on my parent's vehicles. That goes for everything from simple stuff like oil changes and tune-ups, through to complete brake jobs, and all they way up to engine teardown and re-build. Of course, I pay someone else to do any machine work. When it comes to breaking tires off of rims, though, I just physically can't do it since we don't have a tire machine. That type of job, I pass off to my husband. I also pass off alignments to a good shop, because without the proper equipment, you just won't get it right.
  • About the only thing I do now is change my tires. My father taught me how to change the oil, lights and spark plugs about 30 years ago. I don't really have time or a nice driveway to do things like that now.
  • I would need a Professional , I can add water or oil and put air in the tires thats about it + 5 for you Blank Savage
  • I'm an ASE Master Technician. There are still things I don't know. I have saved a lot of money over the years from doing many of my own repairs. The right specialty tools help to complete certain jobs along with advice from someone knowledgable. One of the jobs I will not attempt is rebuilding an automatic transmission, just about everything else is fair game.
  • Um... don't spread it about but I usually pull a damsel in distress act and persuade a man to do it.
  • I go with the pros. I don't drill my own teeth either.
  • We do a lot of our own work but nowadays so much has to do with computers and we just can't do it. But we have family in the business with all the pc checkers and sniffers. SO they can check it for us and then we know how to fix it.
  • I can't do squat - and since I bought a foreign car - I can do even less that squat.....
  • I had two ex-husbands who were into auto repair, so I learned a lot from them. I have replaced starters, voltage regulators, alternators/generators, done my own tune-ups, replaced belts and hoses, and taken apart and rebuilt carburetors, fixed radiator fans, changed the oil and filter. I can even change a tire! But I usually let a mechanic or my son do what needs to be done, if I don't feel like getting dirty.
  • That's what husband's are for if you don't know yourself. I never learned beyond simple repairs and maintenance.
  • I'm ashamed to say I can't even change a tire lol so yup I'd need a pro for anything car-related :
  • Ya might aswell do it yourself
  • hmm, well, if ur possitive you know how to repair autos, then i say repair them! it'll probaly save u loads of money. however, if u don't know how to fix it get a profeshional to do it ;)
  • Years ago I was a Master ASE Tech. There probably isn't much of anything I can't do on most of my cars. There probably isn't much on any of my cars that I would want to do myself. Getting too old to crawl on the ground or under dashboards.
  • i allways do my own work have over thirty years experance' in the automotive field.
  • I CAN do most everything myself,short of rebuilding an Automatic Transmission. However the question is do I have the right tools to do the job anymore (I was stupid and sold all my tools once) or do I wanna mess with it? Somethings that are bigger and more involved I would probably rather have someone else who owns a shop, has a hoist to raise the vehicle up and will give a warranty in case something goes wrong they have to fix it again. lol. But on my 1970 R/T, nobody touches that but me. hehe
  • I do it my self a lot of mechanics in my family...
  • I can do alot of it myself :)
  • i am a pro hydrogen fuel is the way to go cheap and no emmissions no forgein oil screw em hydrogen is the most plentiful element on earth
  • I do almost all of it. The mechanics only get what I can't figure out or I don't like doing.
  • I'd rather have a professional do it, else I could make things worst by trying my little knowledge.
  • My husband was a mechanic when he was a young man, so we're really lucky because he can fix almost anything. Of course there are certain things that are now computerized that he can't fix and for those we take it to a professional. It kills him to do it though because he usually knows how little it would cost if he could do it himself.
  • If it's minor then I've an apprentice garage down my street and usually catch one of the trainees on their break to fix it up when the boss is away. If it's major (only ever had one) then you can usually find quotes online and pick out the best ones
  • I think the auto repair busines is one that has shown great growth in our current economic climate. There are some great franchises that can be had in the auto repair business, and you do not have to be a mechanic. transimission and other type shops will work with you. All you need is a good mind for business and some capital and off you go.
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  • I used to but now I am getting too old and don't have the place to do much of anything anymore

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