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View Poll Results: Regarding your vehicle, are you a DIY repair person?

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  • I do all repairs myself

    58 25.78%
  • I do most of the repairs myself

    89 39.56%
  • I do the basics (brakes, belts hoses)

    50 22.22%
  • I have the hubby do it

    2 0.89%
  • I have the wife do it

    1 0.44%
  • I don't do any (vehicle in warranty period)

    19 8.44%
  • I won't, I don't trust myself

    2 0.89%
  • I have too much dispoable income to be bothered

    2 0.89%
  • I don't drive a vehicle, I just come here to read the posts

    0 0%
  • Other (?)

    2 0.89%
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  1. #31

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    I do most all my own repairs just due to the fact i like to and the shops here suck bad. Wife took car for oil change and pulled in yard after leaking oil from filter not being tightened . So my truck dont think they will ever touch it.

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    I do what I can with help from my son. That's why I sent him to UTI Auto Tech school. He likes VW's but helps ol' dad out on my Chevy's.
    Jeff Ashland, KY
    2004 Silverado work truck
    4.3 2WD

  3. #33
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    i am 99% do it my self..the only thing i farm out is machine work and doing the overhead adjustment on my semi. the latter because the guy who i have do it can get it done in an hour for a ben franklin while if i was to do it i would have half a day screwing it up then still have to call him. the price for the same job at kenworth is around $320. money well spent on my part. i do everything else my self. with labor rates in excess of $100 an hour for big trucks and shop rates for cars etc around $70 i could buy the tools and do it my self and still come out ahead.
    i think you take more pride in your ride when you are the one maintaining it as well as you tend to keep a closer eye on what is happenning with it rather than wait till you get tired of funny noise and take it in to get checked. you get in there and figure it out sooner.

  4. #34

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    I try to do as much of the work on my vehicles as I can. I might take it into a shop if I'm so busy that I don't have the time to do it. I am currently restoring my bike, a 1980 Yamaha Maxim. This cold weather has got me held up on the paint work. It has just been to cold to spray any paint. I haven't got around to buying a heater for my garage yet.
    Robert
    2000 Chevy Silverado LS Ext. Cab 5.3 2wd.
    -ChromeIntakes CAI
    -Single Inlet/Duel Outlet Flowmaster 2.25" Pass. Side Exit
    -20% Tint on Front Doors
    1997 Suzuki TL1000S
    2002 Kawasaki ZX9R F1
    1997 Honda CBR600F3
    1982 Yamaha XJ650RJ SECA

    Plumbers and Pipefitters Kansas L.U. 441
    5th. Yr. Apprentice

  5. #35

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    I do all my own work except for tranny rebuilds, also work at a shop so have hoists when i need them

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    I do all my repairs and Mods myself. Well sometimes I have to get my dad to do some of the machine work, or get technical things resolved by him.
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    I do most of the repairs myself. I have to work outside so when winter rolls around I give in and take it to a shop, I'm willing to shell out a few bucks to stay warm.
    BRYAN

    "IF YOU DON'T TREAT IT LIKE A TRUCK IT'S JUST A REALLY BIG CAR"

    02' Avalanche 2500 Onyx Black
    8.1L Vortec
    43,000 miles

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    I know little about the powertrain, but I can wine and dine the electronics stuff! Electrical is my specialty, and overkill is my hobby. ....... Light Em' Up!:na:
    2004 Chevy Colorado
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

  9. #39

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    Just gotta find the time to do it busy busy busy

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    I do everything I can both trucks are daily drivers ones an 05 Silverado K1500 and ones an 01 Blazer 4x4
    I keep the MAFS clean,Oil changes up, check the fluids twice a week and watch the milage closely
    check the brakes twice a year and honestly they have needed no major repairs
    thats why we drive Chevy's!
    2005 silverado K1500 Z71
    2001 Blazer LT 4x4
    2000 Yamaha Wolverine 4x4
    1995 Jeep Grande Cherokee(got rid of that piece of crap thank God!)
    1993 Ford Exploder (wish it did explode would have been easier than fixing it all the time!)

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