5 Things Every Woman Should Know,

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LadyCerridwen48
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Dad's a gearhead with no sons.  Before he would sign the paperwork for me to get my learner's permit, I had to know how to check and add oil, change a tire, washer fluid, wiper blades, etc.  There was no learning what the lights on the dash mean, I just always knew, since I'd been helping him work on Mom's Nova for years.  Anyway, before I was allowed to get my driver's license, I had to pass Dad's Roadside Emergency test.  I had a junker, a '78 Buick Regal, and Dad kinda took it apart.  Not a lot, just tore a couple of hoses and switched up some wires.  If I could fix it, I was allowed to get my DL.  I fixed it.  Replaced the hose, tidied up the wires, made it run again.  

As a teenager, I have to say, I hated him for it.  None of my friends had to get their hands dirty while learning how to drive!!!  A few years later, that changed.  I was on my way to see Dennis DeYoung, flying down the Parkway, not a cloud in the sky.  "Wait, why's my arm getting wet?  Oh, I know that smell, oh $hit!!!"  Antifreeze.  Upper radiator hose went POP!  So, I limped "Glue" (Hey, she was a 'stang!) to the next rest area, where, luckily, there was a garage.  Bought myself a new hose and the required clamps, walked back to my steaming car, swapped out the hose, and made it to the show before the opening act (Felix Cavaliere)  even got started.  I was quite proud of myself, and realized that maybe Dad wasn't entirely crazy with his mandatory repair knowledge.  This little girl DIDN'T have to call AAA, pay for an expensive tow, and an even more expensive repair.  AND, I didn't miss my concert, wheee!

Later that evening, as we got back to the car after the show, I realized that I had not only locked my keys in the car, but had left the radio playing, and had killed the battery.  AAA to the rescue for a slim-jim and a jump!!! Embarassed

 

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Hot2na
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[quote=LadyCerridwen48]Dad's a gearhead with no sons.[/quote]

from the very first sentence, i knew you were a car chick with the know how! bravo to dad for teaching you. at the very least, mini me will learn to check fluids, tires, and properly read gauges.

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

Hot2na
10-Car Maintenace Mistakes

thought this would be of some use to those diy'ers and women!  10 car mistakes....

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coleybooop
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 um i am really embarrassed to admit this but i cant do any of those things :( 

 

Laugh.Think.Feel.

bella22
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I know how to jump a car and I have done it about 4 times all by myself, i know how to check the oil, and change the windshield wipers!

-Pain is weakness leaving the body- USMC OOrah!

Hot2na
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[quote=bella22]I know how to jump a car and I have done it about 4 times all by myself, i know how to check the oil, and change the windshield wipers![/quote]

um, were you stealing it?! kidding. i am impressed that you can do all of that. watch out husband-of-yours!! i'm proud of you!

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

bella22
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NO!!! Don't you remember my crappy 99 Chevy Malibu??? Yeah I changed the battery on that car like twice, then handed it over to my sister. I used to love watching my dad when he worked on cars and I would always ask him questions.

-Pain is weakness leaving the body- USMC OOrah!

Hot2na
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[quote=bella22] I used to love watching my dad when he worked on cars and I would always ask him questions.[/quote]

looks & brains...and not afraid to get your hands dirty. love it!

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

scrappy
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1 - i know how to change a tire and have been successful twice. 3 times i've tried in total. 1st time was easy, 2nd time i couldnt physically get the tire off and ended up calling boyfriend who couldnt either ha ha, so ended up getting the roadside assitance out who cheated by using a hammer, and 3rd time, i was wise due to the 2nd time and thankfully was at home so i managed to do it with a hammer. I'm just too weak and end up wrestling with the tire. Think its rust or something.

2 - i think i know...i mean i know what things are but i take it that if anything lights up or goes red, then soemthing is wrong lol. Thats as far as it goes.

3 - only know how to check the oil. Its that stick thing isn't it? A friend showed me once but i've never had to do it and when i have, its fine. [just tried the once]

4 - seen it done many times but i wouldn't trust myself. Though if i really really had to, then i could as long as someone tells me the pos and neg bits [i do know where on the battery to hook up tho]. I'll confuse myself with positive and negative and i'm scared of big bangs. I'm always jumpy jumpy when i see it done. useless!

5 - don't u just slot them out and back in???? ha ha. i don't know.

 

I do know know how to change any of the lighbulbs though. Hardest one was the front....even with small hands i struggled!.

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