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Old 05-17-2008, 10:36 AM
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Are there any good Maintenace Videos for Beginners?

I was wondering if anybody knew of any good Maintenance Videos for beginners? I don't know much about cars and have been looking for around for some good videos, but haven't been able to find anything.

I found this great site called Smartflix which has a lot of really cool videos, but I'm unsure of how good some of the videos are. Has anybody used Smartflix?

I was thinking of getting this video on replacing brakes since I need to do that soon. Does this seem like an adequate video?

http://smartflix.com/store/video/125...isc-Brake-Pads

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Old 05-17-2008, 12:10 PM
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Hi,
The video is twenty dollars to rent, you
can buy a manual for your car for about
the same amount, & a multi vehicle manual for a bit more, & you don't need to return it, then re-rent when you want to do another repair.
A manual will cover just about everything
you'll be able to do with your limited experience.
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The problem I've found with manuals is there really only good if you already know what you're doing. A lot of the information isn't presented in a clear easy way for a beginner to understand. I have a mechanic friend who told me "I never use manuals unless I have to check something and when I first started learning they weren't helpful."

I do have one and have gotten use out of it. It definitely has been an asset, but it's hard to tell how to do things properly from a book with bad pictures and text that assumes you know what you are doing. I'd much rather have someone show me or watch a video.
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The way I see it, $20 to rent a video to learn how to do brakes is a good investment. You'd spend more than that for a dinner with a date at a cheap place. And I absolutely agree with you and your friend about the uselessness of most manuals. When it all comes down to push and shove, most of 'em say "disassemble", then "reassemble in reverse".

I vote for renting the video, watching it several times, then asking questions on here if there is anything you don't fully understand. The value you'll receive from the tutorial can be used for the rest of your life, long after the $20 is forgotten.
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Maintenance videos - **************

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I found this great site called 8888888888888 which has a lot of really cool videos, but I'm unsure of how good some of the videos are. Has anybody used ********

I was thinking of getting this video on replacing brakes since I need to do that soon. Does this seem like an adequate video?

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As a retired businessman, I understand why the above post was edited by management. It is, however, most unfortunate that it has to be that way. Hopefully, those of you seeking guidance from such videos can google for them.
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Thanks, TechInspector1!

The coupons' still good -- email us and we'll send it to you.
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Why block the coupon code? I understand its a commercial post but the coupon code should not have been blocked imo!
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