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Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. #4581192
11/21/17 05:45 PM
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Mississippi
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even if they're outta the house and adultized?

Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581194
11/21/17 05:48 PM
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Depends.
Daughter: I will help her with repairs as long as it is not due to negligent maintenance.
Son: I will try to teach him to do the work himself, so he can be independent when I am not around.

Old fashioned? Yes.

Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581199
11/21/17 05:54 PM
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Since my kid is currently -3 months old right now, I cant say. I do a lot of maintenance for my two brothers in law. Two out of three aint got the mechanical sense God gave a rock so if I can do it I will.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581211
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My son maintains his car himself; but he does contact me for advice.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581212
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Just polished my daughter's headlights.

Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581225
11/21/17 06:22 PM
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Speaking from personal experience. Many kids now days don't want to get their hands dirty. My daughter and her husband are 23. I taught both of them how to change oil & fluids etc. I changed oil for them for a few years, then decided it was on him. (He recently learned the difference between flat head and phillips screw driver) Donated my tools and oil, but they rather take it to the Stealer. Her husband won't get under the car. Both just graduated from college and are working. I was changing oil at age 11.

Everything is disposable in today's world!

Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
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Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: MCompact] #4581230
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Originally Posted By: MCompact
My son maintains his car himself; but he does contact me for advice.


When they have been raised right this is the way it happens!


2004 Corolla 130858
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581241
11/21/17 06:37 PM
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Both sons repair and maintain their own vehicles.

Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581246
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Son's CEL was on indicating something with the EVAP system. He lives about an hour away with college friends. Went down to see him and turned the code off with my bluetooth device. I had no tools or inclination to work on the car at his house instead of mine. Had him pop the hood just for the heck of it. Looked over by the valves for the EVAP and noticed the wire plug was disconnected. So, it was a 5 second repair.

He takes the car to Firestone for oil changes. I taught him to do an oil change a few times. He's a person that needs a torque wrench. Sent him under the car with a ratchet and socket and told him to get the plug snug but warned him about over tightening it. Well, didn't need to worry over tightening. After he told me the plug was good and snug, I went under to see for myself. I could turn it tighter by hand.

I think he's better off at a shop for routine stuff and I'll worry about actual repairs that might happen.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
2015 Camry 70,000 miles
Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581252
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I sent my son to a great out of state 4 year college,Graduated Auto technology with honors,works now with major auto company in advanced technology, a super job indeed, and NO he doesn't want to get dirty ever, i maintained and changed oil, etc in his personal cars until lately as his company now gives him cars to drive. he is 30. oh well,

Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581254
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I sold both my kids thier trucks. Gave them the maintenance logs. I remind them. My son is really good about oil changes. He comes up and changes his oil and his girlfriends. I don't mind donating the oil and filters since they ones I stock. He bought a case of filters for his girls Jeep Patriot.
My daughter, I change her oil but she helps. She could do it.
Both thier transmission fluid changes are over due. I told them. I have all the tools they are welcome to and the facility but it's thier trucks. They bought them and all I can do is remind them, they break and they pay to have them fixed.
I admit I am anal about maintenance on my vehicles.

Last edited by Panzerman; 11/21/17 06:55 PM.


2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581260
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Washington for now
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my daughter drive a 02 e46. she could not afford to own it unless i fixed it. i just put a set of ebay pads and rotors for $90 . Dealer wanted $500

Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581279
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Taught them how to do their own maintenance, change a tire, put on tire chains.

They each got full size spares for Christmas one year and later came to appreciate such a strange gift.


2016 Ram 1500 4x4 3.6
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee AWD 3.0 Diesel
2013 Ford F250 4X4 6.2
2000 Chev Suburban 4X4 2500 6.0
2005 Focus ZX5 track car
Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581308
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I tell them to bring them by for oil changes, brakes and other simple stuff.
Not a big deal.
For whatever reason, neither son ever developed the interest in playing mechanic that I did.
I have saved a ton of money over the years, but that was in exchange for a ton of time.
I also indulged my natural curiosity about how things worked and went together.
Today, I have more money than time, but old habits die hard.


18 Accord Hybrid 10K HGMO 0W-20
17 Forester 24K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
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95 318i
Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4581344
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They are my kids - of course I will do anything for them. I don't do tough love.


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2005 Nissan Expert - 5W-40 Castrol Magnatec diesel.
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
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