Have you ever bought a second hand car that sputters and coughs then stop at the wrong places where there isn’t anybody around who could help you fix it? If you have one of those types of problems with your car, then you should start to become like one of those ‘fix it your self auto mechanics” and bail yourself out of trouble instead of just waiting in the middle of nowhere until some good Samaritan would pick you up and your car.
With practice, you can soon get to know your car from inside out. The next thing that you should do is to get the tools you will need to repair your car. Once you have your manual and your tools ready, start practicing troubleshooting in your garage. With enough practice, you will soon become one of those “fix it your self auto mechanics”.