For many folks, the inner workings of a car are a mysterious enigma and auto mechanics are basically wizards, wielding esoteric knowledge of pumps, belts, and valves to keep us magically chugging along. However, if you have a DIY spirit and want to save money on auto repair, you can crack into this not-so-mysterious world and join the ranks of self-taught mechanics!
Here are some of the best ways to learn how to fix a car:
- Online sources – YouTube and sites like How Stuff Works are your friend! There is a wealth of free knowledge available online to help you learn everything from the basics (oil changes, replacing a flat tire, etc.) to in-depth operations like rebuilding an engine.
- Books – Head to your local library and check out the DIY section. A librarian can help you find the right books for whatever you are trying to learn and can even order books from other libraries if you can’t find what you need. Some great titles to check out are Popular Mechanics: How to Fix Anything, How to Become a Mechanic, Auto Repair for Dummies, and How Cars Work.
- Give us a call – We’re always happy to answer questions and to help you find the auto parts you need for a job.
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