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The best part of DIY Auto Maintenance.

It is hard for me to put myself into the general consumers shoes sometimes when it comes to auto repair. I understand all the reasons why people do it themselves, but as technical as cars are today, we struggle as professionals so I know it is hard for the DIY person out there. The part about the DIY crowd that I love and can absolutely appreciate is the right of passage many adults pass down to their youths. My kids love to help me work on stuff. Even though some of the things I work on are far above their heads, I always find a way to include them in the build or repair. I always want them to have that fire. The best part about DIY is that it creates a level of respect for the work, the project and absolute appreciation for the finished result. The first endeavor into the DIY stratosphere seems scary and exciting all at once. The thrill of being on your own and the fear of making a mistake. Think about this, when you have your child, nephew, whoever, help you, you are teaching them a ... read more

#Dadlife and Auto Repair

I am the second generation owner of my repair shop. I took over from my father in 2011 and I practically grew up in the bays I walk through every day. I remember a lot of stuff from my childhood and most of it involved being at the shop or the farm. My dad never really let me work on stuff growing up. I was eager to learn and do the job on my own but I always ended up as the helper. I grew up in a time when cars weren’t near as technical as they are now, however in my later years I realize my dad was smart and I wasn’t ready. Many people come in and want to talk to me about souped up cars and while I am mostly familiar with what they have, it doesn’t truly excited me. When I was young I wanted fast car, dragsters, pulling tractors, etc and my dad never let me. He once liked drag racing to a drug habit. Again in my later years I see what he meant. Because of the restraint my dad showed me it gave me more of an appreciation for how things work. My dads guidance helped ... read more

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