Sunday 26 February 2012

Welcome to Georgethecarguy

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” - A. Karr.

As technicians (not mechanics anymore!) we’re faced with new and ever-changing technology that needs diagnosing, repairing and replacing. What a crazy and somewhat unrealistic demand. Social philosophy (a.k.a. customer expectations) combine with that to really put us behind the eight ball.

So, what to do? Remember the past, is what I say. Because nothing really has changed in the way things work. Only in the way we look at things.

I’m a technician, high school shop teacher, writer and now an automotive technical trainer who always keeps referring to things from the past, applying them to the day’s cars. I try to make things simple because it really is. So I’m resurrecting a number of articles I wrote a long time ago to show how far the industry has come – or not – in the last generation. Current themes and innovations will be mixed in too. So will how-to’s and other stuff.

Most of all, to be a great technician, or a great customer keep a sense of humour and remember that there are a million ways for the car to fail and only one way to get it to run right. What are the chances?


  1. Looking forward to some interesting blogs and discussions.

  2. Hi George, great blog, I look forward to reading that sense of humour regularly, I'll be following.


  3. Hi George
    Great info--look forward to more postings
    Alec Donald

  4. Hi George
    Like the Blog looking forward to following your posts and discussions.

  5. Great blog... looking forward to future posts!