View Poll Results: Regarding your vehicle, are you a DIY repair person?
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I do all repairs myself
I do most of the repairs myself
I do the basics (brakes, belts hoses)
I have the hubby do it
I have the wife do it
I don't do any (vehicle in warranty period)
I won't, I don't trust myself
I have too much dispoable income to be bothered
I don't drive a vehicle, I just come here to read the posts
Thread: Are you a DIY repairman/woman?
10-25-2011, 04:41 PM #41Dave V. -- Riverside, California
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8Liter V8 engine 2WD w/Kenwood Double DIN CD/DVD Player
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle 350ci V8 engine with 500+ horsepower (Still Under Construction)
10-25-2011, 11:53 PM #42
I do most things, myself. I can currently afford not to, but I do it, anyway, as I was raised frugally and I enjoy tinkering with mechanical and electrical things (and always have).
10-31-2011, 10:55 PM #43
I do most things myself, but the computer stuff.
07-03-2012, 04:56 PM #44
Same as several here, do most, or almost all my repairs myself. Tires and some computer/electronics I hire out to a shop. After working shops all my life then retiring, it's hard to take ole Silv and let someone else handle her. Something to be said about doing a repair job or regular maintenance myself and the satisfaction I feel when I'm finished and she running, nicely, and looking great2004 Silverado-4.3/AT/AC Work Edition-Clean Neat & Simple
08-23-2012, 08:57 AM #45
08-28-2012, 10:29 AM #46
If I have the resources and time, I'll usually do it myself. It's good to have people to ask questions (like on here) if you get stumped over something. Saving money is a plus, but I value the experience and satisfaction I get when I fix something. At least on my stuff, if I do it, I know what I did. I don't trust too many other people to work on my vehicles. Never know when some people will take short cuts. Flat rate pay often causes mechanics to get in a rush... Not saying they are not good at what they do, but there's a lot of pressure trying to beat the clock on some jobs.
08-28-2012, 12:45 PM #47
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They only thing I don't do is alignment on my newer vehicles . If I had one of the new alignment racks no one would every touch my girls2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
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08-28-2012, 02:42 PM #48
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Between my husband and I we do most repairs ourselves. Most things we buy are in some state of needing repairs - can't afford to buy things that I want that run. LOL
03-29-2013, 06:14 AM #49
i unfortunitly have no money and have to do my own, don't know much but lucky seam to pick it up fast and know basics lolBrendan- Green Bay Wisconsin
suburban K1500 V8
all black light body damage
04-04-2013, 09:46 PM #50
I'm with CJ on this one. I at least do the basics. If it's more than that, if I can figure out what the problem is, I'll at least first see if I can do it myself.Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
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