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. 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, Paint balling, Snorkeling , Scuba Diving and Travelling, (Road Trips are my Favorite).
Married for 32 years and we have 3 adult children aged, 31, 20 and 20 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. I have a higher than average work ethic and a belief in getting things done as quickly and efficiently as possible, saving time and money.
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As long as memory serves, I always had two major passions:
- To Repair Mechanical Things
- To Help Others.
It has sometimes been to a fault, but Life’s Experiences are gained in this manner.
In childhood I was the kid that Fixed the neighborhood’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 1980’s.
I gained experience on many makes and 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, establishing this Website with intention of helping, You Guys and Girls out there with:-
On how to keep your vehicles 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, 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 comes 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, suggestions and for you to share with others what you learn here. With your help I will constantly improve this website and pay it forward for our mutual benefit.
I look forward to your interaction. Thank You.