Friday, September 21, 2012

The do-it-your-own mechanic advice…

I agree with this idea and I believe this is universal. Most people, at some point in time have car trouble. I know that if you are a car owner, you at one point experienced this one. The memory is still vivid. We were going to church early in the morning one Sunday when I noticed a different sound in the car’s engine and a foul smell. My survival instinct gave a trouble signal. Suddenly flames burst from the car’s control panel and fear almost gripped me. Thanks God that I didn’t panicked. We were able to still attend the Sunday worship celebration in our church without a scratch. Accidents like this are at times unavoidable. It’s a reality that many people dread having to deal with.

I attempted to fix the car problem on my own thinking that I could save a lot of money doing it. The last thing I want is to spend hundreds or even thousands of pesos at an auto mechanic shop. I’m a bit convinced that I got the idea of how to fix the trouble. Well, I have to try to go at it alone! There’s this strong sensation of feeling like you’re the man for the job. LOL! But eventually I have to go to an auto repair shop and have the trouble repaired in a matter of an hour. With less expenses than I expected.

I almost end up messing things up, but good that I sooner realize that I can’t fix the problem. I accept the truth that I don’t have the necessary skills and the right tools to conduct an auto repair on my own. On the other hand, the auto repair shop I visited have professional mechanic just like the mechanic columbus my sister in the U.S. showed to me. You can have the peace of mind thinking that when your car is in the right hands, the professionals handling the problem have everything they need at their disposal. And of course they have the ability and the important skills to get the job done.

The next time you will be tempted to do something which you know you’re not familiar with nor are you equip to do it, well, it’s better to refer it to those who have the ability and the capacity to do it. You can even save more in doing it. That’s a practical advice we all can apply.

11 comments:

raya said...

yes, many times we attempt to do things on our own to do away with the costs but in the end, we spend more! so yes, let the experts do their thing. :)

marie said...

Probably let the michanic well fix the car. proper maintenance will certainly help you and your auto better prepared for these conditions.

zoan said...

I am glad that my brother studied auto technology and he knows his ways to engines. We dont have to hire a mechanic every time our car broke down

jheylo said...

boy am i glad that i marry a mechanic by profession. My husband does his own mechanical work when our van is acting up. it gets expensive to hire a mechanic to fix our broken car.

Dhemz said...

both hubby and I don't know much about cars...so every time we have car issues, we always take it to the shop...no choice!

RonSilvoza.com said...

it's really good when you know a thing about cars... but if i cant fix it, i don't want to create more damage so instead we just bring our vehicle to a shop who's absolutely good at fixing automobiles..

cheers!

Jessica Cassidy said...

This really scares me when I am driving and my kids are with me :-( now that the season is cold and winter is approaching, it freak me out more :-( I am glad that mechanics are just a phone call away and they sure can fix any vehicle.

Momgen Reviews said...

Either new or old cars there are always a problem. Few weeks ago hubby tried to fix the brake of our car since it might cause an accident now its fix thank God...

Shela said...

I am one of those wifey that is lucky that their man knows everything handy wise! :)

Christinehaze C. said...

That is one of the reason I'm scared to drive because times like that when you get broken down in the middle of nowhere you could be stock for minutes. I have no clue when it comes to car engines, mechanical problem and such. But yes we can all learn. Good thing my husband knows about it.

Nancy said...

leave it to the experts, they say... but it also won't hurt to try fixing the damage yourself just as long as you know what you are doing.