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Old 02-11-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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I know both genders do this, but it seems alll the women in my life do it all the time... mother, wife, kid sister, drive me nuts...
Todays story;;;; As i watch my wife pull out of the driveway I notice her car leaning to one side, just does not look right. I grab the phone and try her cell but she does not hear it because radio blasting.. I wait for a phone call to come get her because cmon you have got to notice when your car is leaning that bad right???
No phone call so i get dressed and drive to her work to check it out for myself,,,, she drove 8 miles on the rim driver side front tire and didnt notice............ So i drive back home grab my compressor and go back to fill it so i can drive it right up the road to local tire shop, fill tire jump in her car start it up and guess what NO GAS .... its on the empty line, leaking air from tire puncture so i have to get it to the shop quick, as i pull in it starts sputtering so then i had to walk back to my jeep, drive home again get the gas can and go back to put a couple gals in.
She called me at her break time and i asked her, "didnt you check the tires b4 you left?" no,,, "didnt you check your gauges b4 you left?" no.. "well didnt you notice the dummy light flashing?" she did but didnt know what that was so just kept on trucking....
I have told her and showed her 100 times how to do simple automotive things, basic pre-trip inspection, in one ear out the other.. Next time i am just going to let her sit there stranded, nothing else works..

Anybody else know someone who is vehicle ignorant? or i am the only one cursed with it? lol

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Anybody else know someone who is vehicle ignorant? or i am the only one cursed with it? lol
No, my wife is the same way. She's driven on a tire that had maybe 10 psi and didn't notice.

One time, years ago, when I changed the oil in her car the old gasket on the oil filter stayed on the engine. I didn't notice it but when the new filter with a new gasket was put on and the engine started it leaked pretty bad. It was one of the few times I did not start the engine and check for leaks.

Anyway, she started the car and drove 5 miles to the store and back. After she left I noticed a huge oil spill with a trail of oil going down the road. This was before cell phones and I did not know where she'd gone. I had to wait until she got home.

By the time she got home there was very little oil left. The car had an oil pressure gauge as well as a low oil pressure light. She said she did not notice either one. My fault initially but geeze, at least look at the IP once in a while.
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^^^ exactly, they really do try to make cars idiot proof now, there is a warning light for everything now.. I do not know all the lights on my new jk but if one started flashing I would pull over and check in owners manual..

I tell her all you have to do is check the tires as you walk by, and after you start it check the gauges,,, thats it.....

Got the call from the shop, it was a nail and with her riding it flat it also punctured side wall in two spots lol.... they plugged and patched but its shot now, tires are 1.5 yr old.. only good thing is its a little car and small tires so cheaper.. I dont put mis matched tread tires on sooooo looks like I going to be buying tires....

I am going to get my payback by telling her its safe enough to drive the 8 miles to work and back but its not safe enough to drive to the mall, stores ect which are 20-30 miles away... make her be stuck at home for a month or so first..
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Welllll telling her she is stuck at home until new tires put on went well,,,,..... wait until tonight when i order my headlight and taillight guards and my ohh shit handles, ohh and also ordering a velcro led light... muhaaaaa
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If women want EQUAL RIGHTS...it has to come with EQUAL RESPONSIBILITY! (Period).

My girlfriend said her car was starting slow...look under the hood. OMG...the battery terminals were beyond corroded! Told her she needed to clean them up. "Can't you do it for me?" Nope...your car and you need to learn to do it anyway! PLAEEEESSE...I'll (insert sexual favor).... LMAO...no cuz you'll do that anyway. . She tries not to laugh...but can't pull it off. After more begging... Says "FINE"! How do I clean them...And she did it too!

I remember when I was really young and girls were..."yucky" life was so much easier!!
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Yes, these women need to stay in the house to make sure that the dishes and laundry are done on time. That is something that they understand, and will not forget!

As for our Wranglers, well most of them are lucky, if they know how to start the engine, along drive it safely. So what I am reading in the posts, doesn't surprise me at all.
This is just normal for most of them..........

HUUUUUM, before I get beat up on this one, I'm just kidding............
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My wife is the exact opposite. If the light even thinks about coming on, I get texts or called to make it go away.
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Yes, these women need to stay in the house to make sure that the dishes and laundry are done on time. That is something that they understand, and will not forget!

As for our Wranglers, well most of them are lucky, if they know how to start the engine, along drive it safely. So what I am reading in the posts, doesn't surprise me at all.
This is just normal for most of them..........

HUUUUUM, before I get beat up on this one, I'm just kidding............

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When it comes to automobiles, my wife says "thats what husbands are for"
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When it comes to automobiles, my wife says "thats what husbands are for"

And i am ok with that, I will do the work on the vehicles and what i cant do I will have done,,, but for gods sake how do you not know that you are riding on the rim front driver side for 8 miles???????????????? and you dont know what that lil flashy light thingy is so you keep driving...... ok i am over it until next time.....
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And i am ok with that, I will do the work on the vehicles and what i cant do I will have done,,, but for gods sake how do you not know that you are riding on the rim front driver side for 8 miles???????????????? and you dont know what that lil flashy light thingy is so you keep driving...... ok i am over it until next time.....
Is it the next time yet??????
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I have a wife and 5 daughters (all but 1 daughter drives), 1 of the girls does a good job, checks oil, tire pressure, keeps up on things. The others...... not so much. I have story after story after story after story of their screw ups.

BUT I don't believe it's limited to the girls, many guys I know are the same if not worse. I think it boils down to CAR PERSON / NOT CAR PERSON
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Not just women, I have a friend who one day asked me what garage do I take my truck to to get my oil checked. Not change the the oil, but check the oil. Im making sure he never forgets it. When i opened his car hood, his face was like "this opens???"
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I now and have worked also with men, that don't have a clue as to how to check their engine oil. So this is not only a Female issue!

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