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#4581192 - 11/21/17 04:45 PM Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars..
Speak2Mountain Offline


Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 351
Loc: Mississippi
even if they're outta the house and adultized?

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#4581194 - 11/21/17 04:48 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Kurtatron Offline


Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 174
Loc: Detroit
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.

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#4581199 - 11/21/17 04:54 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
E150GT Offline


Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1155
Loc: San Antonio, TX
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.
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#4581211 - 11/21/17 05:08 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4197
Loc: KY
My son maintains his car himself; but he does contact me for advice.
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Wife's:
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#4581212 - 11/21/17 05:09 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
fields Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 120
Loc: TX
Just polished my daughter's headlights.

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#4581225 - 11/21/17 05:22 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Pajero Offline


Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 953
Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
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!
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#4581230 - 11/21/17 05:26 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: MCompact]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2899
Loc: Wet side WA
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!
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In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18

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#4581241 - 11/21/17 05:37 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21353
Loc: Orlando, FL
Both sons repair and maintain their own vehicles.

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#4581246 - 11/21/17 05:44 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3115
Loc: NJ
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.
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#4581252 - 11/21/17 05:51 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
ShotGun429 Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 426
Loc: Dayton,Ohio
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,

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#4581254 - 11/21/17 05:54 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4213
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
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.


Edited by Panzerman (11/21/17 05:55 PM)
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#4581260 - 11/21/17 06:03 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
WhyMe Offline


Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 548
Loc: Washington for now
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

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#4581279 - 11/21/17 06:23 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
390pi Offline


Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 65
Loc: Gardnerville, Nv
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.
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#4581308 - 11/21/17 06:54 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15838
Loc: OH
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.
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#4581344 - 11/21/17 07:25 PM Re: Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars.. [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4614
Loc: New Zealand
They are my kids - of course I will do anything for them. I don't do tough love.
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