Why DIYing Car Repairs Is a Bad Idea
When you consider that the average mechanic repair can cost a small fortune, it’s no surprise that so many people attempt to fix their own problems. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. So, mechanics aren’t surprised when a DIY repair fails and the vehicle ends up in the shop.
When a repair consisting of cardboard and tape wrapped around an exhaust pipe rolled through the doors, the receiving mechanic was likely a little alarmed, to say the least. Apart from the fact that cardboard and heat are dangerous, who knows how long the underlying problem has been a problem? And who’s to say that a problem even existed in the first place?