Are you a DIY repairman/woman?

Discussion in 'POLLing place' started by TrailLeadr, Oct 22, 2007.

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Regarding your vehicle, are you a DIY repair person?

  1. I do all repairs myself

    58 vote(s)
    25.8%
  2. I do most of the repairs myself

    89 vote(s)
    39.6%
  3. I do the basics (brakes, belts hoses)

    50 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. I have the hubby do it

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. I have the wife do it

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  6. I don't do any (vehicle in warranty period)

    19 vote(s)
    8.4%
  7. I won't, I don't trust myself

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  8. I have too much dispoable income to be bothered

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  9. I don't drive a vehicle, I just come here to read the posts

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other (?)

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    How many of our members do the work themselves, when their vehicle is in need of repair?
     
  2. MrShorty

    MrShorty Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I try to do most of the work myself. Diagnostics in particular I like to do myself. Some of the big things (engine/transmission/etc. overhaul) I prefer to farm out.
     
  3. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I do basic because of time (or lack there of) and down time. With just a touch of laziness.
     
  4. MD4x4 Fireman

    MD4x4 Fireman Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    i do most of it on my own. but since i am only 18 and dont have alot of knowledge i get help on things i cant figure out right away like why certain things wont work on the truck and when i need welding done
     
  5. skivhere

    skivhere Rockstar 100 Posts

    I am a cheap bastard...so of course, I do everything I can!!
     
  6. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I do all my own repairs, except for transmission overhauls
     
  7. Duranged Mike

    Duranged Mike Member

    Same here, I do most everything myself.
     
  8. Skarch

    Skarch Rockstar 100 Posts

    Currently, b/c of the magically computerized VW's, I just do the basics on my cars, but with the addition of the 'burb and the availability of a spare car, I will start doing more myself b/c I can aford to have one of the cars down for a week or so. Plus American Steel is so easy compared to the German gadgetmobile.
     
  9. NHSilverado

    NHSilverado Former Member

    Obviously the dealer does the warranty work. Once upon a time I did everything else. These days I have the dealer do it all pretty much. I have a great relationship with this dealer and their labor rates are no worse than any other mechanic's rates in the area( I do NOT use OEM parts from them however = WAY too expensive ). With my bad back I just am not up to wrenching like I used to be. Pretty much I only putz around with a few accessories installs and the like these days.
     
  10. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I do about 85% of my own work. As I get busier and busier at work this percentage is changing.
    I almost wish for the days when I had no money and lots of time to tinker with my cars. Two cars have been sitting in the yard for two weeks now needing oil changes that I dont have the time to do and refuse to pay a mechanic to do a job that simple.
     

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