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  • I thrust myself with replacing the fluids

    otherwise the mechanic kicks in

      4 months ago
  • Would have liked to see an answer along the lines of “I’m a (former?) professional and absolutely know what I’m doing.”

      4 months ago
  • If possible I do everything myself although it’s tricky because I don’t have a driveway so everything I do is on the street side, get good enjoyment out of completing tasks myself

      4 months ago
    • Similar situation 25 yrs ago when I was just learning. Bet there is still an oil stain in front of that house. I used to use the curb as a ramp so I could do a (messy) oil change without jacking up my vehicles.

      I got a lot better at it.

        4 months ago
    • Hahaha brilliant short insight, i used to do that too I have axle stands now. I have one annoying neighbour that always has something to say

        4 months ago
  • I do what I can myself except where disposing of fluids is a problem legally and cheaply, then I go to a garage to get that done. Though I made the mistake just this week of not asking how much on an oil job and luckily the garage told me before they started and I found out they were the most expensive place in town. They were double of a place just down the road. Their excuse was they had their own semi synthetic oil blend and oil prices had risen 7 times this year. I’d prefer to do it myself but really don’t have a good place to change or dispose of the oil. Lesson learned to ask questions before making appointments. The price used to be the same across town for years as most places tried to stay competitive but this garage likes to be the most expensive even charging more than any local car dealership. Usually our local car dealerships were the most expensive for most services.

      4 months ago
  • My car doesn't give problems. I just do routine services and wearing parts like brake pads.

      4 months ago
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