Picture it. You’re driving along with your girls in your new Toyota Camry blasting your favorite song when all of a sudden your tire goes out and you get stranded on the side of the road. Instead of being able to change the spare tire in your trunk on your own, you have to spend a fortune calling a tow service because between you and your girls, no one can change a tire. Having a shiny new Toyota is no fun if you can’t maintain it. Check out the car stuff every Clutchette should know to keep your car, and the good times rolling.

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  • Change a tire?! Triple A baby! My nails will break, and I just don’t care to learn….Now if this shit happened back in the motherland, I am RUNNING away!!!!

    • E.M.S.

      You’d really rather sit on the side of the road for hours waiting for a truck to come when you can do it yourself? Lol. I was in this situation a few months ago with friends. Of all six of us, I was the ONLY one who knew how to do it. Sometimes you just need to get things done. Your nails are less important than your safety. What if that tire pops on the freeway at night? You’re a sitting duck until AAA decides to show up.

      And you can get another manicure, consider it an excuse to go to the nail shop!

  • D.B.

    While this article has the right idea in terms of having the basic knowledge and wherewithal manage on your own, it’s not a good idea in terms of safety. Hundreds of people are injured or killed every year trying to change their own tire on a side of a road or highway somewhere. They get sideswiped by people who don’t see them in time or worse, never see them at all. You have to (1) move your car off the side of the road some how or (2) call for help.

  • E.M.S.

    Changing a tire really isn’t that hard, I’ve done it before. Now granted lifting and rolling one is a bit of task if you’re on the petite side, it can be done!

    There’s a entire list of things women ought to know about maintaing a car, it’ll save you from overpaying for maintenance and repairs when you take it in. Mechanics are quite sneaky, they WILL take advantage of you if you don’t know what’s what.

  • I need to start checking the oil and water …any ideas on how often this should be done?

  • Jaznea Brumfield

    Yessss! I am happy somebody wants to educate woman on cars that never had the chance to learn. I was raised by a single mother who knows the bare minimum of car facts so I have no knowledge passed down about real life facts on cars and stuff so thank you!