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Real Men Enjoy Gettin' All Greased Up... [Mechanics: Where to start]
So I just bought a car.
Nothing fancy. Used. I went for an older model with good mileage.
Periodically, I've thought how I'd get a kick out of knowing more about engines. I'm one of those guys that has few occasions to work with their hands, but really enjoy it when I do. I'd also love to be able to maintain this machine so that it lasts - and potentially even keep it tuned up and performing well.
So, my question to you H/A, is "where do I start?".
What do I need to do to maintain a car vs a tune up? My ignorance is vast. Help me!
Currently, I can probably impress my wife by "rotating the tyres"... But that only goes so far.
Oh, I'm also aware that cars are increasingly reliant on electrical components - so lets just get out of the way that I understand this and currently - it's not my area of concern.
I'm looking for resources such as:
Technical resources - though the above would be preferable