The best dadvice

Dads are special for different reasons – mostly because they are complete contradictions. They are strong and strict, but also softies. They are so unfunny you can’t help but laugh. Dads will let you struggle to find an answer, but they are always there to catch you and help you up. Simply put, dads are amazingly special people, and they give the best advice.

We asked around and here follows some of the best dadvice we came across.

“An oil change is cheap insurance.”

Jester

“If you take care of your car, she’ll take care of you.”

Jack

“If you can’t pay for it, don’t break it.”

Drew

“Always remember how you took it apart.”

Kings

“Look for good brakes. It’s far better to be alive than first.”

Rojas

“When you don’t have time to fix it properly, you don’t have time to fix it twice.”

Jewell

“Always know where the four corners of your car are.”

Photography

“Always find fun in what you’re doing. Life is better when you have a good time, and even better when you bring someone along with you.”

Monique

“Don’t take any wooden money.” Meaning never settle for less than you’re worth.

Hilary

“You don’t have to answer the phone when it rings or gets a text. The person you’re with deserves your attention.”

Jessica

On my first driving lesson, my dad told me as we drove past a cemetery, “always buckle up, people who don’t go there.”

Tara

After hitting a Merc’s tail light, “stop crying; pay the man; next time hit a Ford.”

Nicole

“There is no shame in falling, only in not getting up.”

Debra

“You can build anything fanciful if you spend a weekend working hard.”

Mason

“When buying a car, set a budget before you go shopping. A realistic one.”

James

“Never tap a gauge harder than you would the bridge of your nose.”

David

“Unless size is an impediment, bring the broken part you need to replace with you.”

Andrew

“When buying a second-hand car, always check that the engine/chassis numbers match the registration papers.”

Themba

“Buy a car you need, not one you want.”

Herald

“Before you buy it, take it for a test drive – at least 20 or 30 km and on different roads.”

Rose

“Need to fix a leaking radiator in an emergency? Break an egg into it while the engine is running. The egg will solidify and plug the leak. Momentarily.”

Kevin

“Anything you can imagine is possible, but it probably won’t work on your first try. Take what you’ve learned and build on it. Keep trying.”

Ty

“Take pictures of your cars. You connect memories to them.”

Jess

“Never change the oil without also changing the filter.”

Bryan

“Always keep an emergency kit with you – first aid, water, matches, duct tape and tow rope.”

Rachel

“Read and follow the manufacturer’s specs before you service your car – it’ll save you money.”

Neil

“Keep mechanisms well-lubricated to ensure they last as long as possible.”

Chase