Trying to get a feeler here if people think videos on car maintenance items would be good to do or not.  If so, what would you all like to see?  They would be somewhat on the generic side, as each car is slightly different, but I was thinking it might be helpful

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As a middle-aged man I have "Powers and knowledge beyond your command," like how to jump start a car, according to Mike Myers on SNL. Therefore, I think it's a good idea just in case some guys don't have access to an old fart like me.

I think it would be great! I know next to nothing about cars so an opportunity to learn would be nice. 

Cool idea. . . start with basics oil change, brakes (disc and drum), battery, alternator (checking the alternator also), checking for vacuum leaks, maybe fuel pressure, struts/shocks, general tricks for breaking things loose, tricks for pulleys, A/C recharge, check timing (for those that want rotor timing or thinking of getting into classic vehicles), if you know/have a vehicle that can be injection converted (not so basic), manual trans fluid check/change, tire rotation, proper use of jack stands, if you can figure out a way around specialty tools I'd enjoy that.

That was stream of consciousness so some of the basics are at the end. Don't get me wrong I can/have done most of that but, I'm surprised at the number of people that have no idea. . . I was there once but, I had to learn all that stuff. One thing in on-line auto forums that is irritating is some has a problem. . . there are 6-7 ideas on what to check but, no one ever says what actually worked.

outstanding idea... I would personally love it, coming from a person joining the ranks as a know-nothing about cars

Would definetely some some videos of this

Have you made any videos yet?

I like it, though, if I may be so bold as to toot my own horn I am rather mechanically inclined. though perhaps some stuff on these newer fancy jobs we got runnin round. an occasional abnormal maintence video would be cool too. I could contribute plugging tires and a few other things off m truck.
Also pretty good at showin what not to do.

ABSOLUTELY!  I had a mechanical father and two brothers who could fix cars and my stubborn ass never saw the value in learning from them.  

I can change oil and rotate tires, but I'd love to learn how to replace brake pads and flush the radiator, etc. 

Great Idea.  It would be cool to see something on knowing when it is time to replace things.  Things like spark plugs and the like.  But I do like the idea of basic diagnostic tips and how to replace/change the right thing.  

Mr Sterling, and others,

Currently doing a few repairs following a game of chicken with an Elk... we both went left. Already replaced radiator, but I'd be willing to take a step back for the sake of a video if there are plans to move forward with this idea. I'll possibly be replacing a fender and radiator core support, so perhaps some short things on basic body work as well.

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