I might be embarrassing myself but I’ve done that many, MANY times before and I’m used to it but I wanted to ask if you women out there can change a tire? Have you ever used jumper cables? Can you add oil or water to your radiator? Put air in your tires?
The reason I ask this is I was thinking if I had to travel today or tomorrow, I’m not sure I would. I have never once in my life changed a tire. I have never done any of the above but put air in my tires and that’s probably because my first car had a very slow air leak and I had to learn to do it. Oh, I can add windshield solvent!!
Why not? I’m really not sure. I suppose it’s because I’ve never had to. I know some woman who would laugh at this and say “of course I can” but some of those same women can drive and operate great big farm equipment too and I am not like that. I guess also it’s because I have no interest in those kinds of things. If I had to change one, I’ve seen it enough and guess I would be able to figure it out. I went to WowOwow and read this. This is from Women on the Web. Some women can and others can’t and others are like me and just never had to.
For me, I should know how. I’d probably stand along the road and wait before I’d try and figure it out. I know how bad that sounds but I have a hard time with all things “mechanical.” But, living here where the temps could be below zero and with feet of snow, it’s really not safe to not know some of these things. I almost wish it was part of getting your license. Then I’d have to have known how.
Sure, you may never need it but I’ve never needed parallel parking either. I’d park a mile away if it was a tight one. Is it part of my age and when I grew up, girls didn’t do such things? I know it’s different now but back then, men did those things and I just never did it or really learned how.
Could you take care of your car if you had to? Have you had to do it or does that kind of thing interest you?