I don’t know about anyone else, but I love cars. I’ve loved them since I was 12. I’m normally able to tell the make and model of a car by the headlights.
I am, however, an exception for my gender. Most females don’t really take the time to get to know their vehicles. I am not saying that we all have to love cars, but being able to have a conversation with a mechanic and understand everything that they say does wonders to stop them for overcharging you. And having the basic knowledge about your car’s inner working stops you from having panic attacks when something goes wrong. Let’s face it, something always goes wrong with cars.
You want to know that secret to learning about cars? Ask someone. I took a “chick auto” class in highschool where they taught us the basics- like how to change a tire, how to align your headlights, change your oil if you need to (best way to save money!). We also learned how the engine and transmission run etc. I’ve mostly forgotten the engine parts, but I retained the basic vocabulary. The ironic thing is that I drive a car that has a skid plate underneath so I can’t really change the oil in my car.
Why am I talking about cars, you may ask? Well, Google, Youtube, or just ask the males in your family.
I’m not trying to rant about women not knowing cars or gender issues or anything like that. This applies just as much to my male readers as it does to my female ones.
Being prepared with basic knowledge about YOUR car is the smart thing to do.