One of the best things about living in the digital age is the vast amount of knowledge available to you right at your fingertips. For those wanting to work on their cars themselves, you can learn to do almost anything from collections of tutorials, articles, and videos posted by experts of all kinds. Will all the information out there, and the ease with which people can produce and post content, it can be hard to decipher what’s quality guidance for car DIYs from what may lead to more costly mechanic work in the future.
Our friends at Hagerty have put together a helpful and relatable piece on how to maneuver working with both traditional sources of DIY help like manuals and books and more modern help from forums or video tutorials. Author Mike Bumbeck had some great advice:
“Analog and digital technology can work together. There’s no denying the convenience and instant access of internet resources, especially when something unexpected happens with your project and you don’t have time to pop over to the local district library. Other DIYers on forums who are familiar with your issue can often help, too. At the same time, the simplicity of a book or manual can help filter treacherous internet information from useful real-world experience.”
Check out the full story (including a helpful use for bacon) at the link below. If you like what you read, check out the Hagerty Drivers Club to have access to other quality reads, exclusive events, and roadside assistance in case your DIY repair doesn’t hold.
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