DIY or Not?

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There are some things people rely on others to do for them. When I lived in California and having a car was de rigueur, I knew the basics of automobile upkeep, but still chose to take my trusty car to the mechanic for anything much more complicated than changing the windshield wiper fluid. I didn't have the tools, expertise, or a garage to do the work that it needed. The mechanic had all of that, so I outsourced whatever repairs I had to the shop.

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