Driveway tinkerers and shop-bound weekend racers could be a dying breed.
There are two main reasons for this:
- People who work on their own cars are stymied by the sheer amount of technology and custom tools needed to do the job.
- A new law could make it illegal to work on your own car.
The first reason is a natural consequence of technology. Open the hood of a modern car, and instead of seeing headers and valve covers, we’re greeted with a plastic cover emblematized with the vehicle’s logo and engine size.
Aside from having easy access to refill the windshield-wiper fluid, modern cars are basically untouchable for the average weekend do-it-yourselfer.
That in itself isn’t so bad, but a law that would outlaw us from even trying is very scary. And very real.