I decided it was time to pay homage
to the third part of my title.
I have talked plenty about FOOD and
quite a bit about FASHION.
Now I will mention the SPARK PLUGS
that is part of my life.
My parents opened an auto parts store
43 years ago which just happened
to be the year before I was born.
Therefore I was basically
raised in said auto parts
store and worked there throughout
high school and college then
took over in the year 2000.
Being a girl in the automotive business
has definitely been interesting.
I typically get
2 kinds of people: those who
know me and want to ask me how to
fix their vehicle vs. those who don't know
me and because I am a girl, don't
think I know a thing about
I have done my share of minor
and actually love it. I don't do
the really big jobs.
I tend to stick with things
like starters, water pumps, tune-ups
and fixing basic
"not running good" issues.
A 2-3 hour job is fun, whereas
if a job runs into 5-6 hours,
I tend to lose interest. I am
definitely a "shade tree" mechanic, but
I am fine with that.
I do all the work on my own vehicles,
they are my main concern.
The picture above is of my blue Ford that
I just love to drive around. It is
a pain to keep clean, but I still like it.
Here is a pic when I was changing the oil
recently. It really helps to have a step ladder. Otherwise I usually almost fall
off the bumper.
I didn't realize until I started changing
the oil that it held 10 quarts. I had taken
6 quarts home as a guesstimate and had
to go back for more.
It really needs a rear wheel seal, but that
is one of the "bigger" jobs that I was
referring to. I eventually am going to
tackle it, just waiting for some warmer
I will try to say more about the
"spark plugs" side of my life in future
postings. I would like to
explain to especially the ladies out there
how important it is to know at least
a few basics about your car or truck.
I have seen too many engines get
ruined when all they needed was a little
Check your oil and fluids, people! :)