Is there anything grosser than bird poop all over your car? Even if it's on your windshield, it's hard to get off -- turn on your wipers and squirt some wiper fluid on it, and it still smears all over the place.
I was driving home from the grocery store when I smelled something funny. I thought maybe something was burning. The gauges on the dashboard were clear, the car was not overheating or malfunctioning. Still, there was a smell. Was it tar?
Years ago, a close family friend said to me, "If you do not have your health, you have nothing." At first I was taken aback by this; the comment was harsh and scary. No one wants to think they have nothing. But in reality, it is true.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) car care is catching on as a way to save money on routine service visits to mechanics, and that's a good thing. Doing your own maintenance isn't just good for your wallet, but it helps you learn about how your car works.