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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

    57 26.15%
  • I do most of the repairs myself

    86 39.45%
  • I do the basics (brakes, belts hoses)

    47 21.56%
  • I have the hubby do it

    2 0.92%
  • I have the wife do it

    1 0.46%
  • I don't do any (vehicle in warranty period)

    19 8.72%
  • I won't, I don't trust myself

    2 0.92%
  • I have too much dispoable income to be bothered

    2 0.92%
  • I don't drive a vehicle, I just come here to read the posts

    0 0%
  • Other (?)

    2 0.92%
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  1. #21
    Jr. Apprentice jn6967's Avatar
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    I do most of my work myself. Really the only thing that has me confused (especially w/ the additin of computers) is automatic transmissions. Other than that, I tear it apart and try to make it bigger, faster, quicker, better in any way I can. Sometimes I do it just for fun!

  2. #22

    Thumbs up Of course!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TrailLeadr View Post
    How many of our members do the work themselves, when their vehicle is in need of repair?
    I have always enjoyed doing all of my own maintenance and repair work. I have learned a lot doining so and like learning more by diving in and doing it myself.

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepboysASETech View Post
    Being an ASE Cert. Tech i kinda have to do all my own work. And all the auto related work for family members and friends, lol. Beer makes for good payment you know, lol.

    Damn sure wish you were closer...I have beer, just no time to do things myself!!

    And all my mechanic friends moved away... :(
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  4. #24

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    I try to do as much as i can on my vehicles. if i dont know how ill get one of my buddies to teach me for next time
    PETE
    95 GMC Sierra 2500
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  5. #25

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    I do it all even remap my computers on my own




    1993 Chevy Suburban C1500 4X2

    ~ Dixie Custom Conversion
    ~178K ~SBC 350 TBI
    ~Turbo 400 trans
    ~ Single Flowmaster
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  6. #26

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    Me and my dad do all the repairs when Im home but if Im out here in Cheyenne I bring it to the dealer, I love warrenty.
    1994 GMC Sierra 1500
    4" Rancho Suspension Lift, 2" Body Lift
    33" Tires
    True Duals with Cherry Bombs, Brush Guard, Cowl Hood



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  7. #27

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    if i can figure out what is wrong and can fix it then i do it. if it is beyond me then i go somewhere.
    Chevy owner since age 14. 40th year.
    2.2 LS Auto- 150+ mods and re-mods
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  8. #28
    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northwestern Ontario
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    I am not as handy as I would like to be, but I would tackle some tasks like install after market items and replacing some finish items. I think I could do the maintenance work, but I prefer to pay someone to do that. My garage just isn't set up for that stuff yet. Just easier to take it to the dealership and have my oil changed and everything checked for $30 and 1/2 hour.
    1995 Chevy Burban
    Starcraft Edition
    K1500
    256000km
    :great:

  9. #29
    Master Mechanic
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brandon, FLA
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    I to like to do most of it myself, but if its under warranty, then until it expires I take it in. I will try to get to most of it, but a man has to know his/her limitations, if you don't then this could cost you more money in the long run....Same for home improvement projects, got to know what you can do and can't do..... So this could have be a multiple choice poll, maybe????

    Jeff
    JMoney02

  10. #30

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    I do most of my own repairs mostly due to time. I'm in construction and use my truck when working and my schedule varies, so it's just easier for me to do repairs as time allows. I also had a disappointing dealer experience where I took the truck in for fluids change and asked them to replace a bad front u-joint. When I picked up the truck they told me the u-joints were fine and that I had a bad tire. I replaced the tires and had the same vibration, returned to dealer and they said I also needed shocks. I purchased shocks and began replacing. While under the truck I thought I'd give the front drive shaft a jiggle, front u-joint was dry and loose, moved in every direction. I changed the u-joint myself also, and returned to the dealer with the rusty u-joint and left it with owner Dean Beecher as a reminder as to why I will never buy another vehicle from them or ever bring my vehicle in for service again. My wife's car still goes to the dealer, just not the same one, for service and to a local shop for repairs.
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