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Unread 12-31-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default New to cars HELP

So ive been driving for years and always wanted to learn more about cars and how they work and what not but never really had anyone to teach me. currently im driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ. And i honestly dont know much about my car. Id like to be able to work on my car myself for the most part or atleast be able to do some things myself. Id also like to be able to increase the overall performance of it. Does anyone know of any websites out there for novices like myself where i can learn more about the basics of cars? i cant seem to really find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. so far im really liking this forum though it looks like there is alot of good info but its still sounds a little too advanced for me....

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Unread 12-31-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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You're at one now.

Everyone wants to increase the performance of their vehicle but nobody wants the decrease in fuel economy or reliability.

Start by getting an idea what you are doing. Visit car websites, and do your own repairs. Of course some things are more complicated than others, doesn't mean you can't learn.
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Cherokees are a great platform for doing a lot of things. They are dead reliable and relatively simple. All I can say is read and you will learn.
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You can also start watching some of the many DIY car fixing/modding shows on YouTube.
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check out the car videos on internet that will help you more and also you can read car websites.

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