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Hello everyone! I have a few issues with my car. I’ve had it about 5 years now and am the second owner over all so it means most issues are due to age or myself. I’ll separate as many as I can i’m Only looking for possible easy solutions I can do at home. I understand it’s probably best to take it to a mechanic for most issues but I don’t have the 2k+ for most issues. Just over a year ago I got into an accident which bent my gram slightly on the passenger side hood. Only significant damage is a bent hood slightly bent frame and bumper is cracked but won’t fall off. I’m not too worried about replacing them or fixing them mostly because it is a 90% cosmetic issue. Small rust forming that I can easily repair myself. The main issue stemming from it is that the frame is holding in one of my fluids which could cause and issue if I need to remove parts in that area. next issue (caused by me) ran my oil on low for just over a year. Mostly due to barely making 1k a month not enough for bills the oil change light never came on. Now I know that’s no excuse for not taking care of my only form of transport. But this is my first car gimme a break. I think it may be an issue with my computer as my gas light never came on and my check engine light never comes on when I have major issues. Always when it’s something small and stupid hat I can fix for cheap. So it concerns me a lot as I love my car very much. It took me a few years to realize it’s my most valuable possession. So of course I want to fix it up. And putting in my own work is what will encourage me to keep it in tip top shape. next issue is my paint. I have seen videos online about redoing your own paint I am looking for suggestions on the best way to do it. My clear coat is cracked due to age and Honda using crappy products also no one took care of it before I got it. Like I said if I can do the whole car myself that would be best! last issue timing belt is due for change but I have a rattle in the engine occurring when I accelerate from a slow speed. It goes away when i’m At higher speeds about 50mph and higher. My guess is the timing belt and something is loose which will probably fix the issue the moment the belt is replaced. This one is more of a mystery than the rest. i can give more info on the secs of the car if it helps just let me know! This car is gonna be my super project for the next 5 or so years. Want to repaint it black and interior white and completely blacked out. With racing seats and tear out the back seats to extend the trunk. (Thinking of converting it to manual but not sure due to effort of doing so) i know very little about cars and fixing them but it would be nice to learn how to take care of mine. Especially since my dream car is a ‘73 Ford falcon XB GT coupe. any and all tips and advice are welcome! Thank you in advance! ❤️❤️❤️
Hi everyone, my name is Kory and I am looking to get some feedback from a range of car owners. Below I have listed 12 questions which would help in the development of some new technology which is looking to extend the life of every vehicle out on the road. If you could please find some time to answer some or all of the questions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time 1. What is the age of your car? 2. What types of cars are they? (For example: muscle car, hot rod, regular daily use, etc.) 3. How much longer are you planning on keeping the vehicle(s)? 4. Are you concerned about the appearance or durability of your car? a. Scale of 1-7 with 7 being most concerned 5. What appearance or durability factors concern you the most? 6. What, if anything, are you doing to alleviate these concerns? 7. How are you monitoring these concerns? 8. What would you say are the biggest problems or challenges regarding monitoring these concerns? 9. Are you using any computer/phone technology to enhance your cars performance/maintenance experience currently? a. If yes, what? 10. Are you comfortable with using that technology? a. If no, what could be done to help? 11. Do you gather information about car trends? a. If so, what’s your main source of information? 12. Do you belong to any car club type organization? a. If Yes ______________(Name of organization)