I'm like you Vaughn, cars and light trucks just isn't my thing.
A few years ago I decided I was going to save money and start working on my own cars, at least doing the little things like putting in a starter or changing the oil. I drop underneath my wifes car, and the first thing I do is strip out the oil plug. That right there was my sign I have no place under a car.
Now keep in mind I have two years of schooling as a Diesel Mechanic and was a railroad machinist for 10 years. Machinists on the railroad are glorified mechanics so I ought to be able to do this stuff. I can work all day on a two million dollar locomotive, or a 15 million dollar yacht, but working on a 15,000 dollar car just isn't for me!
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"