If you have dreamed of becoming a grease monkey, repair cars or just making it more of a hobby, then you do need to equip yourself. Be sure you have bombarded your brain with the right information before you go hands on and start touching the engine, repairing it, and making a car run. As the old saying goes, “knowledge is power”. So, it is. The more knowledge you have, the more you will become an effective auto mechanic.
One thing you should remember before you get all the books on automotive or going online reading one article from the other, learning the basics is very important. The fundamentals are what makes you have a strong foundation on automotive. With this, you need not to worry about complicated stuff and the what not, etc.
Always remember a car is still a car regardless of what size it is, whether it uses diesel or gasoline, or whether it is a BMW or Toyota. It does not matter, it is still a car with four wheels with a steering wheel. Knowing what comprises a car (general sense) is what matters. When you have a grasp of that the next step of learning is very easy.
An automotive basic you should spend hours and countless of hours to study and learn is the engine. You need to know the different parts of the engine, what they look like, and their uses. This will give you a clear picture of what an engine does and if a problem occurs in the future you can spot it dead on. Be able to repair the car faster and more accurate.
Be sure you give your heart out in learning about the engine. This is one fundamental you should not miss and be taken seriously. When you do, you will be rewarded by becoming a knowledgeable auto mechanic and can repair any engine problem. Of course, you need to keep on practicing on how to repair an engine before you get hold of it.
Now, that you have an idea as to what automotive basic you should be learning first. The next thing you need to do is to search for resources which you can make use of or ask for help from an auto mechanic through one-on-one coaching. This will save you the time of looking for materials to read and learning will be a bit faster compared to DIY.