Actually that’s not completely true. I took the ATV up to the shop today, and left it for them to look at. There is a coolant leak somewhere and the belt light is on. I checked it the other day, but didn’t see a leak, and honestly I don’t want to take it apart and fix it. It’s just not high on my list of things to do. Just like with cars, I mostly just want them to work. I’ll do minor stuff, but for the most part I’d rather just pay someone to fix it.
I wasn’t always like that. I liked to tinker with my cars early on, tuning them up, changing oil, even changing brakes. However I learned a few things. If you tinker with the car a lot, especially to “improve” things, you often end up having to tinker with your car a lot. Like the guy above, you’re setup and so you are always working on it.
That’s not what I want to do. I want to drive, and in this case, Tia needs the ATV to work. So we’re allowing someone else to look at it.
Now the mower, that’s another story. I’ve changed the starter, belts, oil, filters, blades, and more on that thing. That’s more interesting to me.