Vehicle Maintenance and Repairs.com was created to help others with Car Maintenance and Repairs, in a bid to help save time and money with simple illustrations, explanations and videos, building a reputation of Integrity and Assistance.
Simple Language,Tools and Equipment used to explain Car Maintenance procedures, performed by Owner/Mechanic Gary.
Gary is a 30+ year veteran Auto Mechanic formally trained as a Professional Auto Mechanic in Cape Town South Africa, in the early 1980's
He is a Baby Boomer and started his Auto Mechanic journey before he left school, as a casual worker, part time, after school hours, at the local Auto Repair Shop in his neighborhood, where he gained early experience.
He developed a flair for the Automotive Industry and attended Technical College qualifying in his trade.
He worked at 2 places before starting his own Auto Repair Shop in 1990, constantly staying abreast of technological advancements in the Automotive Industry.
With a flair for adventure, constantly out there seeking to improve himself and dragging others along in a bid to improve their circumstances, be it physical, mental or financial.
Gary is a successful business owner and almost always succeeds at what he tries his hand at.
Hosting Vehicle Maintenance and Repairs.com, where he helps others with car repair procedures, product reviews, support and advice concerning cars. So it seems he has a passion for helping others and loves seeing people succeed.
He functions equally well in groups or on his own, his work ethics are above average and despises double dealing and false promises as he experienced 1st hand many times in his life.
Never satisfied with his lot, constantly seeking a better way of doing things, these traits ensure he misses very little concerning opportunities available for self improvement.
Gary also hosts a recreational website named Tech & Outdoor.com where he highlights the relationship of technology and the outdoors, how it compliments each other in real life applications.
Welcome, I am Gary De la Cruz, great to meet you.
With 30+ years in the Automotive Industry, I have a wealth of Knowledge and Experience to Offer and Share with all out there.
I am physically active in my Cape Town-based Workshop as an Auto Mechanic.
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I enjoy many outdoor activities such as Camping, Cycling, Golfing, Kayaking, Mountain Hiking, Motor Cycling (love long rides), Off-Road Driving, Pistol and Combat Shooting, Paintballing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving and Travelling, (Road Trips are my Favorite).
Married for 32 years and have 3 adult children aged, 31, 27 and 19 years old,
I play a bit of guitar and am active on our Neighborhood Watch, doing regular patrols. I am family orientated, it keeps me grounded.
A higher than average work ethic and a belief in getting things done as quickly and efficiently as possible are some of my strong points.
For as long as I can remember, I have always had two major passions:
- To Repair Mechanical Things
- To Help Others.
It has sometimes been to a fault, but that is how we gain Life’s Experience.
In childhood, I was the kid that Fixed the neighbourhood’s bicycles, tricycles, go-carts and even pedal cars, so it was set as to what profession I would pursue.
Unlike the majority of the youth of my time, I had no difficulty in deciding what I would do, I became a MECHANIC, qualifying in the 1980s.
I gained experience in many makes and models of cars, never allowing myself to be restricted to a specific brand, this gives me the edge of all-round experience.
Being a Mechanic is all that I know, it is my life and will be until the end of my days.
Here and Now (my mission with this website)
I strive to keep abreast of new Technology and Methods in the Automotive Industry, enabling myself to stay current.
I established this Website with the intention of helping, You Guys and Girls out therewith,
- Help in Sourcing Tools and Parts
- Good Old Fashion Advice
- Help, 24/7
On how to keep your Car’s running, cost-effectively, and sometimes do those pesky unscheduled repairs.
Our Second Most Costly Expense, after a House, is our Car, so it would make Common Sense for us to Properly Take Care of it,
It is a tool, a means of getting from Point A to B, a Status Symbol and even a means of Recreation to most, Pride and Joy come to mind also.
No matter what you use your vehicle for, it needs Periodic Preventative Maintenance and sometimes Unscheduled Repairs.
In today’s hectic lifestyle we do not always have the time to attend to our Cars but are reminded when they break down that Maintenance is required.
Neglect leads to high cost, of which we are not always prepared for at the time (Murphy’s Law).
So there you are and here I am, let’s interact and get things done.
My Promise to You
I promise to help you to the best of my ability and all I ask for in return is honest feedback, and recommendations to your social circles, so that I can constantly improve and pay it forward.