Wrenching on cars can bring out a lot of emotions. Joy and wrath, stress relief and spite, zen and going absolutely apeshit. It can be quiet, meditative work, or it can mean bashing on a rusted-out bolt until you’re about ready to roll the car off a cliff. But no matter how your project goes, it’s always a teachable moment — the car, and the process of working on it, will educate you in the ways of the world.
Yesterday, we asked you for the biggest life lessons that wrenching ever taught you. Today, we’re scanning through your answers for the best pieces of advice you ever learned from a broken-down car. Let’s dive in.