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>> If I can wait another 500 miles or so my college roommate's dad is >> a mechanic. I could pay to have it done there and learn how from
>> him.

I'd say definitely go with this option. Five hundred miles won't be the end of the world and that way you can have somebody else show you where all the parts are.

BTW, I did this myself for years, then when I got a new car, discovered the oil filter was so well tucked-away that I couldn't possibly get at it. I started paying to have it done and discovered that for me there had only been about a $3 a shot savings doing it myself. Worth the effort when I was a starving student ... NOT worth the effort when I had a decent paying job. :)

That said, I think everyone who drives should know how (along with how to "jump" their battery and how to change a flat).

whose MOM taught her how to do those things, thank you very much! :)
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