Usually when I am having a problem with my car, I usually as my dad’s help. Honestly, it’s really hard for me (…I don’t want to do repairing! Hate it! hehehe) to do necessary repairs when my auto is busted. My dad would always reprimand me to learn how to do minor repairs because he’s not around all the time and he don’t want me to borrow his car each time my car has a problem. Well, as a “good daughter” I went to the nearby mechanic and ask him to teach me to do minor auto repairs. The mechanic told me that there are “10 commandments” in auto repairs. I don’t know if he is the author of commandments, I find it funny… but helpful.

  1. Thou shalt not place any essential portion of thy anatomy beneath a car that is not properly supported with jack stands or blocks.
  2. Thou shalt not work on any part of the starting or charging system without first disconnecting the battery.
  3. Thou shalt suffer no flame or spark near the battery or the fuel system.
  4. Thou shalt forsake the open end of the wrench, and whenever possible to use always the box end upon thy nuts and thy bolts.
  5. Thou shalt always securely block the wheels of the car before starting work, lest thee run thyself over with thine own car.
  6. Thou shalt never lose thy temper or thy patience. Remember: “Act in haste and you will repent at your leisure.”
  7. Thou shalt always exercise extreme care when opening thy radiator, lest thee parboil thyself or some innocent bystander.
  8. Thou shalt clean up any and all of the fluids that thy auto may emit, lest they ignite or poison thy pet, thy child, thy soil or thy groundwater.
  9. Thou shalt always place thy car’s transmission in Park or Neutral before commencing work.
  10. Thou shalt never forget the laws of ASSUME, K.I.S.S., and Murphy, and never blame another person for thine own errors.

My dad is laughing out loud when I told him that there is a 10 commandments of auto repair… well, I guess he would agree with the mechanic if he would read this! Hehehe Dad, read my post! hahahaha