Being a female, I probably learned the hard and long way, by myself. Seeing as my dad split by the time I was 5 and my brother wasn't much help I had to learn by trial and error. And believe me there were many errors. When I was 15 I saved my monies and bought a POS 74 mustang from an old lady, it ran but barely. Then I T-boned somebody in a snowstorm that first year and bought another 74 parts car, but it seems my brother wasn't any more knowledgable than I and eventually they both went to the scrap guy. Then just 10 yrs ago I set my Blazer on fire and after the fire engine left it too went to the scrap guy. I have made progress over the years and am know switching out the trans on my fairlane. Although it's amazing the things I still don't know. Like I can swap out starters/alts/etc with ease, but am just going to attempt my first brake job. It is amazing the stuff you can learn on the internet or in books, the fairlane trans for instance, just the past Feb, I didn't even know the inner workings of a trans and now look with all your help and the internet and you tube, I am doing it myself.