Join Date: Apr 2010
Drives: '11 XM Sorento 6 speed manual,2003 Sorento EX
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I think there is no harm for novice DIY mechanics to do work on their own cars.Other than working in a garage or going to a trade school,there are not many other way that they can learn their"trade".My corcern is that they should not practice their learning on any safety system on their personal car or on any friend's or relative's car.It's OK to goof up replacing a bulb,or changing a fan belt,but messing up a brake job,leaving a steering component loose,or installing a ball joint improperly could have grave consequences.Stick to the type of jobs that if screwed up will not cause a potential accident or injury.If you have any doubt as to your abilities,error on the side of good judgement and hire a professional to do the work needed.Saving a few bucks is'nt worth the risk or injury or worse to you,your family,or any other party that would be affected by your mistakes.
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