It’s Wrenching Wednesday! The Autopian Membership roll continues to grow, so once again we’re extending an extra-hearty welcome to our newest members–we deeply appreciate your support! Wrenching Wednesday is your opportunity to participate in an open forum about all things car repair/maintenance/modding related. Where the convo goes is entirely up to you, but it’s fun to have a prompt to get things rolling. So let’s roll!
Aw geez, would you look at that? It’s Wrenching Wednesday Evening. Clearly meeting deadlines isn’t my superpower, or even a regular power. I wouldn’t say my wrenching powers are exactly super either, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t come through in the clutch like some kind of stud sprung from the imagination of Stan Lee (or whoever Stan ripped off) when a mechanical malady threatened to ruin someone’s day. Is there a better feeling than effortlessly taking a situation from seemingly hopeless to heroically solved as if it were a plumbing leak at Pete Campbell’s house and you’re Don friggin’ Draper, adoring crowd and all? I submit to you there is not.
Now, I wish I could tell you I have sexier saved-the-day stories than the usual flat tires and dead batteries, but that’s all I gots. Not that the flat-tire and dead-battery havers thought my efforts were mundane; you’d think they had witnessed an incredible feat of skill or knowledge or strength. Do not be impressed, I always say, anyone can do this, and I’ll show you how. Does the lesson stick? Probably not. That’s fine. I’ll take the call, it’s a free pizza and grateful vibes. Pizza and grateful vibes can keep me going for a looong time.
Tell us about the times your wrenching skills saved the day. To the comments!