I have a confession to make. I spend a lot of time researching car-related topics for PumpTalk, so I have a pretty good theoretical knowledge of how my car works. But when it comes to actually looking under the hood, I can get a little lost. I remember my dad showed me where the dipstick is one time and I couldn't stop laughing at the word "dipstick". Thus ended the lesson.
The great thing about this internet age is that there are myriad online ways to educate yourself about the inner workings of your car. For example, if you love video games and want to learn more about car repair, check out Car Mechanic Simulator 2014, a video game where you fix cars and operate your own auto repair shop. Fun!
If video games aren't your thing, never fear - there are some great automotive advice sites out there to start you on your DIY journey. Some are geared specifically to women, like awesome automotive advice site AskPatty.com, while others like CarTalk.com cater to a more general audience.
Of course, it's a stereotype that men love to work on their cars and women don't. I know a number of car crazy gals who are really into DIY with their vehicles and plenty of men I know enjoy driving but leave any maintenance work to the professionals.
Over to you! Do you consider yourself a greasemonkey or do you prefer to keep what happens under your hood a mystery? Take our poll below!
- Rose R.