- KNOW how to do required maintenance on one. It will save you $ and you will know it was done RIGHT. PLUS it will run for a VERY long time.
- Oil change
- AIR FILTER change
- 1. HECK! That is 1/2 of a freakin' tune up, Does anyone even know what that is anymore?
- Change the transmission fluid
- Rotate tires
- change a tire 2.
- Plug a tire. 3.
- If you have questions on doing anything. Just you tube it or look it up in the actual owner's manual, usually in the glove compartment.
- AND LABEL the filters with something so you know the date and mileage it was changed at.
- LEARN and embrace a manual transmission. Not many people these days know how to drive one AND you need to know in case you have to drive one if it's your only option in a sticky situation. HECK, I was fortunate to learn how to drive one (on other people's cars) at the fine car wash establishment of S.T.P (here is a link to an blog entry detailing all the 'fun' I and my friends had at this place.
|Mike C., Joe W. and I in 1992|
- ALWAYS have an emergency kit (part I and part II) in the trunk of your car BECAUSE trust me, you will need to use it one day!
- Know the distance between wood studs. So you know where to hang stuff WITHOUT it falling on someone. As the great 'Tommy Boy' said "That will leave a mark".
- Now your parents might not appreciate this 4 BUT I know that you will be at a keg/field party or two in your teen years and if you want to impress the ladies instantly,
3. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, FIRST you need to know how to tap one.
2. 3. If you do these things for a lady, she will THINK you are a GOD!
4. Do NOT get mad at me for this because I can guarantee they would simple 'google' How do you tap a keg?
5. Thanks to Todd and Dave for teaching me this at one of Dave's parties in 87. Oh and FYI- YOUR DAD partied right along side of me!