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View Poll Results: What maintenance do you personally perform on your car?
Cosmetic- Wash and wax 32 65.31%
Light stuff- Oil changes 25 51.02%
Medium - brakes, exhaust installs 35 71.43%
Heavy- suspension, roll bars/cages 14 28.57%
Serious!- engine, tranny, clutch remove/repair/install 8 16.33%
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:34 AM
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Default What Maintenance Do *You* Usually Do?

I think it is a fair guess that many if not most GT car owners tackle a lot of DIY projects. But how far are you willing and able to go?

Personally I will do anything up to dropping the engine or tranny and alignments. While I am capable, I choose to leave those to a tech that I know and trust

Where are your boundaries?
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For me it is mostly a time issue, I never seem to have enough time to do most of my own work unfortunately. I used to do brake stuff myself, and even alignment with strings and corner balancing, but I sold all that stuff now, and my car gets serviced by trusted mechanics now, even oil changes and brakes

You don't have an opyion in your poll for ppl like me, which is hard to imagine, I know; I don't even wash and wax, dealer does that perfectly for me.
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all the way to medium
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Default Re: What Maintenance Do *You* Usually Do?

I Picked wash n wax but there was nothing for the tire change and occasional brake pad change
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So far, between medium and heavy.
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Change tires, pads, and do clean up. I never learned to work on cars as a kid so I leave the mods to them that know.
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If I had the time and my own lift I would love to do it...
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Try to do most work myself, as long as I have the time. It's my therapy, also gets me intimate with the car, so I know if something is wrong later. In the end, I'm somewhere between medium and heavy.
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While I voted a strong medium, I actually haven't ever changed my own oil. Kinda funny, considering all the work on the interior I've done (Traqmate hardwire, Valentine One hardwire, etc.). I guess the interior work is simply "cleaner"! LOL
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It is really hard for me to trust anybody to work on my car. I have full confidence in a local tech that I work with and he is about the only one. If you can find a person you trust I think they are worth their weight in gold.
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None of the above;
I just wnna drive and drink beer.

I do bring pads and rotors to the track and will change if needed, but only if really needed.
I change my wheels side to side and somethimes get tires flipped / mounted locally.

Every thirs or 4th. weekend I bring my car in to get it all done and after every event the car washer guy comes to clean it.
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Heavy and anything I can figure out

Cars are like tinker toys.....I can figure it out as well as the monley in the shop

I do pay to have experts do work I do not understand....but I watch the entire process so I can learn how to do it one day

this is something I enjoy, not have to do.......just like Peter enjoys drinking beer
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Medium - Heavy but limited by equipment.
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Default Re: What Maintenance Do *You* Usually Do?

Voted medium. I would do some of the heavy lifting stuff but I prefer to use a pro for those items as you can really screw something up if it goes wrong.

Stuff I do:
Motor Oil
Tranny Oil
Brake Fluid
Pads and Rotor
Exhaust System
Misc mods (cosmetic mostly and some "performance")
Rad cleanouts
I wash her but I pay a pro to do the paint (i.e., clean, polish, wax, etc)

It helps to have a lift at home so not only do I get to wrench on my car, but a few of the local guys cars as well
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I do everything except open the trans or major motor work. I seem to have a talent for suspension work and I like doing my own alignments because that way I know that they are right (and not subject to the calibrations of some machine).
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