Is the Internet an Alternative to ‘Thinking Like a Mechanic’?
At 4WD Mechanix Magazine Forums (https://forums.4WDmechanix.com), I wrote this blog in 2018 that eventually led to my Teachable courses and digital downloads. For professional or serious DIY automotive mechanics, there is no substitute for training, research and mentorship. This is the story of how I became an automotive mechanic, journalist/author and instructor—and today offer Teachable.com courses...Enjoy the blog and your journey to professional automotive technology skills.
An Automotive Life!
The United States advanced automotive technology, introduced mass production and built a suburban infrastructure around automobiles. America has been a vast marketplace for motor vehicles, a culture and economy defined by self-driven vehicles. This book shares automotive history, technology, culture and ways Americans have navigated this lifestyle...Seen from the vantage of a professional mechanic, instructor, journalist, columnist, photographer, bestselling author and motorhead.—Moses Ludel
'DIY' Versus Subletting Your Automotive Service Work Blog
In 2018, I wrote this blog for my 4WD Mechanix Magazine Forums. Since that time, shop flat labor rates have soared while household budgets remain stagnant...ADAS will kick up shop equipment overhead even more. Subletting your vehicle repairs to a dealership or shop will only get more expensive. The goal with my Teachable courses, guides and eBooks is to help DIY mechanics perform safer, professional grade work on their own vehicles.
Is a 'Dream Shop' or Limited Space Home Garage Practical?
'DIY' mechanics, serious motorheads, restorers and collectors would like their own shop. This guide helps you decide whether creating a 'DIY' shop is practical or not. (The guide is a PDF download with color illustrations.) Note: If you decide to lay out and equip a 'DIY' automotive or motorcycle shop, the HD video course "Equipping Your 'DIY' Automotive or Motorcycle Shop" will be available soon with details on the right tools, equipment, electrical system, air supply and safety needs.
Should You Learn to Fix Your Own Vehicles?
Subletting automotive service is costly and often frustrating. I perform all work on our vehicles, my tools pay for themselves and the vehicles are safe and reliable. Saving the cost of sublet labor, we can buy our parts at competitive prices. We keep our vehicles longer and have no payments. This guide will help you determine whether working on your vehicles suits your lifestyle, available time and long term financial goals. (Download PDF guide with color illustrations.)