Hey everyone! My name is Gui, and I’m the founder of Fixing Engines. Quite frankly, I have never been a huge “car guy”, but I do really appreciate the car I own and I like to take good care of it. Also, I really don’t like having to spend a fortune to fix something just to later find out I could have fixed it myself. Been there, done that.
I bought my first (and current) car in 2014, during my freshman year of college. It was a 2013 Hyundai Elantra sold by Hertz with over 50,000 miles on it. Another 70,000 miles later, the good lad is still kicking.
I’ve made the stupidest mistakes with my car (like continuing to drive when the engine was overheating), and it’s quite a surprise it’s still working. Fortunately, I’ve always had my father-in-law (huge, huge car guy) to fix some of the small issues my car had and to tell me if a mechanic was trying to rip me off. At some point in the last few years, I decided I wanted to be able to fix those things myself, and just to be more informed.
It’s really cool to be able to fix something yourself – the feeling of accomplishment is incredible. On top of that, you can save a good amount of money and set yourself up for success. I hated the feeling of feeling stupid when I was first trying to learn about cars in general, and the information I found online was not really organized. So I decided I would try to create the most helpful resource I could possibly think of – where I could answer all car-related questions – and this was how Fixing Engines was born!