A major part of homeschooling involves teaching practical life-skills like how to fix cars.
OK, maybe not everyone needs to learn to fix a car but basic maintenance or knowing when to take your car to a mechanic are skills every homeschooler should learn.
If you have a budding mechanic or if you don’t think you can’t teach your kids to change the oil in a car, you can lean on these 7 YouTube channels to help you and your kids learn how to fix cars.
1. Scotty Kilmer
With 50 years of experience as a mechanic, Scotty Kilmer provides down-to-earth advice in his videos. You won’t get detailed instructions for repairs but his decades of experience are an invaluable resource for beginner mechanics.
2. Eric the Car Guy
When I need to fix something on my 2000 Honda Civic or 2004 Odyssey, the first YouTube channel I check is Eric the Car Guy‘s. Eric’s videos often provide step-by-step instructions for many common repairs. It also helps that he used to be a Honda-certified mechanic.
3. Humble Mechanic
Honestly, I don’t know how Charles, aka Humble Mechanic keeps his beard out of the way when he works. Here’s another great channel to learn how to repair cars with step-by-step instructions.
4. Engineering Explained
When I want to learn about certain automotive principles I check out Engineering Explained. On this channel, Chris explains how a car works. This is very important when you want to learn to repair them
Often when you see videos on YouTube they don’t show you how to make the same repairs with hand tools. ChrisFix shows you how easy it is to maintain and repair your car with common hand tools.
The first mechanic channel is subscribed to was Richpin’s. I had an old Saturn wagon that needed some mechanical help and his videos helped me save money by doing the repairs myself.
Bonus: Mighty Car Mods
Out of all the channels, Marty and Moog over at Mighty Car Mods are probably the most entertaining. What started as a channel that features simple modifications that can be done on a weekend now features weeks-long projects that turn out fantastic & fun cars.
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