I agree, I always try to do all the work on my vehicles. That'* just how I grew up, my dad fixed everything, and not just cars, everything lol. I was definately lucky to have him teach me so many things.
I don't know of many things I have paid to have done other than a transmission put in on my 99 Monte Carlo. Other than that I have put in and rebuilt engines, transmissions in RWD cars, clutches, and the minor stuff like water pumps/AC units/brakes etc..
The one thing I have NEVER paid to have done is an oil change... until yesterday that is!
Full oil change with 5 qts of Castrol Syntec Synthetic Blend, 21 point inspection (or something like that) 4 TIRE ROTATION, top off all fluids etc..
All for a whopping $7.95!!!! all done in around 20 minutes..Not to mention I didn't have to get the ramps out, be out in the 90+ heat/humidty, get messy, get the jack and stands out and take off all the tires and rotate them etc.
Never seen prices that cheap before I moved to FL..Down here there are so many damn shops competing with eachother so you can find great deals on oil changes. No way am I going to change my oil when I can get it done that cheap, and with brand name oil! of course they look for other things wrong to try and get you to fix them, however they weren't able to find anything on my car which I knew would be the case lol.
But yes the feeling of saving money is great, along with the satisfaction of knowing YOU bonded with your car and were able to fix it.
TSP 224/224 cam - Livernois Stage 1 LS6 Heads - JBA Headers - OBX Catback - LS7 Clutch - Lous Short Stick - TSP Tune - K&N Intake - 18X9 & 18X10 ROH Drift - 5000K HID - 15% Tint
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