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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 New Member

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

    MrShorty Moderator

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    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.
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  3. Cableguy

    Cableguy New Member

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

    MD4x4 Fireman New Member

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    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
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  5. skivhere

    skivhere New Member

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

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

    Duranged Mike New Member

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

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    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.
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  9. NHSilverado

    NHSilverado Former Member

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    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.
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  10. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

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    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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  11. PepboysASETech

    PepboysASETech New Member

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    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.
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  12. bobbo

    bobbo New Member

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    I do all the work myself. The wifes Jeep has an extended warranty so I get paid to work on it. :)
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  13. spirentc

    spirentc New Member

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    I fix everything myself unless its internal engine/transmission parts. I enjoy the challenge and am very happy when its fixed and running great. There are some things that i have done and wont do again!
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  14. KD7ONE

    KD7ONE New Member

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    Speaking of "do-it-yourselfers", sometimes i ask my wife to do something for me and she tells me to do it myself. :shocked:
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  15. BlueLT1500

    BlueLT1500 New Member

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    I am deffinatly a do it yourself kinda guy...being a mechanic in the army i do have the know how and also the time (when not deployed of course) and i really do get the enjoyment out of make it work again :glasses:
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  16. Holy Smoke

    Holy Smoke New Member

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    I try to do all the work myself (ok 85%) . When it's my wife's car, I make her pay me........she's a good cook.
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  17. 84fiero123

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    I do everything myself except trany problems. That I bring to an old trusted friend who used to work for a trany repair shop. Problem is he won’t touch the newer electronically controlled tranies.
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  18. Duramax04

    Duramax04 New Member

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    I probably try to do more than i should. I`m old school and have a hard time with these modern computerized and ate up with sensors vehicles.Need to purchase a code reader i guess any idea which one would be the best without spending a fortune?
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  19. Davek

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    I always used to attempt everything myself, but I find as I get older I have less tolerance for being stupid. So, if its somthing that's going to be a bit of a stretch for me to figure out, rather than doing something dumb, I'll pay someone to do it correctly the first time.

    Dave
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  20. zippy

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    That's exactly what I was gonna say. Except, I'm a cheap old, dust-farting, bastard...
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