Who still works on their own cars?
Today, I decided our 2003 CRV was due for an air filter replacement and I decided this was certainly something I could do by myself. After all, I used to be pretty handy with wrench. I was FAR from being an accomplished mechanic but there were things that I could and would do myself.
An air filter...how hard can that be?
In the "old days" it involved unscrewing the wing nut on top of the air cleaner and grabbing the old filter and slap in the new one.
I got the job done but I hope the neighbors didn't hear some of the names I called this little "easy" procedure.
Of course, I burned myself with my drop light, lost a socket "somewhere" and found screws that had been overtightened and an intake hose that just refused to budge!
Bottom line....it's done!
The jobs that we used to think were hard are now a walk in the park for the "technicians" that have to work on them. So, the question I have is has DIY work gone away?
Do people still lie on their backs and change oil? I'm curious.