Big accomplishment - Pumped air into tires

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    Aug 13, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    I'm not being sarcastic. I'm so very proud of myself for figuring out how to pump air into my deflated tires. Although someone did give me the basics (or maybe step-by-step instructions), I had no physical help during this arduous task. Many of you may be thinking this is the dumbest post ever, but it's a real accomplishment for me (don‘t be sad with my life). I've always been very intimidated by cars; didn't even start driving until I was 28 years old. The next step is to figure out what's under the hood.
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    Aug 13, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
    congratulations.

    and an internal combustion engine will be found under the hood.
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    Aug 13, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    Car makers are starting to add plastic covers that hide all the mechanical stuff in the engine bay. So not much to see. icon_confused.gif

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    Aug 13, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidI'm not being sarcastic. I'm so very proud of myself for figuring out how to pump air into my deflated tires. Although someone did give me the basics (or maybe step-by-step instructions), I had no physical help during this arduous task. Many of you may be thinking this is the dumbest post ever, but it's a real accomplishment for me (don‘t be sad with my life). I've always been very intimidated by cars; didn't even start driving until I was 28 years old. The next step is to figure out what's under the hood.

    Your next step is to find a man. A man who knows how to do these things that you do not.

    You obviously will never learn about cars. That's not bad. It just means you need to partner with a guy who does know these things. Together you will make a team.

    You will bring certain skills to the relationship, and he will bring others. But obviously you will never bring any that relate to a car.

    Knowing our own talents, and knowing what we need from others, should be part of how we form relationships. Together we make a team, the whole greater & stronger than its parts.

    You need to find your teammate, and I guess he needs to know all about cars, and maybe other mechanical things. And what skills will you bring to the relationship yourself?
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    Aug 14, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Under the hood you will find a team of eight miniature Clydesdale horses.
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    Aug 14, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    LOL! Dude, I admit I laughed when I first read it... but congrats! Cars are not for everyone. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    xrichx saidCar makers are starting to add plastic covers that hide all the mechanical stuff in the engine bay. So not much to see. icon_confused.gif

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    Yeah, I've had rental cars in Europe that were all covered up like that. And I'd been planning to power an experiment by jumping to the battery. Couldn't even get near it without special tools or breaking something.
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidI'm not being sarcastic. I'm so very proud of myself for figuring out how to pump air into my deflated tires. Although someone did give me the basics (or maybe step-by-step instructions), I had no physical help during this arduous task. Many of you may be thinking this is the dumbest post ever, but it's a real accomplishment for me (don‘t be sad with my life). I've always been very intimidated by cars; didn't even start driving until I was 28 years old. The next step is to figure out what's under the hood.


    This may seem funny but pumping air into the tires on today's cars is not an easy task. They all have TPMS sensors and inflating them without readjusting them can be tricky and a pain in the ass. I'm a car junkie and I hate doing this, I always leave it to the dealer to fill and re-adjust the sensors with their little hand helds.
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    Hey...congats on your accomplishment. I think all guys should and can learn the basics on cars. Some unscrupulous mechanics when they sense you don't know your way around a car will over charge you for unnecessary repairs.
    You said "next is to learn whats under the hood" I would say to go to a auto parts store and buy a "Chilton" manual or one by a different name for your specific vehicle. You can also look at one at the public library possibly online.
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    Aug 14, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    You know what, get on the internets--like Youtube or something--and start learning a few basics of automobile operation, maintenance and repair. People will rip you off if you do not.

    While you're at it, learn some home maintenance and repair too: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, weatherproofing, basic carpentry. What can it hurt? Ask a gifted friend for guidance, and take notes.
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    Congrats dude. I know exactly how you feel. It was only a few years ago The first thing i learned about a car was changing a flat I was 19 Then slowly as things went wrong with my car I had friends who knew tons and they would help me and guide me through repairs. I learned to change my own oil, air filter, and oil filter. I learned to change disk and drum breaks. I learned change or add antifreeze , and last summer I learned to change a radiator and the hoses. I just did rotar replacement too. I'm still pretty clueless about a lot of stuff under the hood, but I've been lucky enough that one of my close friends was a mechanic so he was their to help and now I can do all those things on my own. I would never thought I could do any of it cuz I too was intimidated by cars and I hated getting dirty lol. But its good to know how to do those kinds of things incase your stuck someplace and can't get help.