....teach them basic car stuff. When to change the oil, how to change air filters, and HOW TO CHANGE A TIRE!! A long time friend of mine called because her daughter had a flat at college. We live a mile and half from her campus. Her girl is almost 20 years old and called her mom, because dad was at work. I asked if she was unable to get the lug nuts off, because I know that the shops often put them on so tight. Then her mom told me that she, the mom, took the daughter's car in for oil changes, put new tires on last week. Not the kid, the mom!! And, this kid had no clue about a flat. Um..she is almost 20 and in college. So, she was hoping that I would, on my day off, go and rescue her, if the mom could not get there for whatever reason. Um...I will hold the manual open so she can read it while she changes it, but that is about it. So, the mom went and swapped cars so her little princess would not have to change the tire. They live about 15 miles away. My dd had to change a guy friend's tire when they got a flat, because he had no clue!! My dad would not let me get my license without knowing that stuff. Both my kids can change a tire, and ds isn't even able to have his permit yet!! I told her she did her kid no favors at all today by rushing to her rescue. The girl wanted her mom to swap cars while she was in class, so she wouldn't have to wait around and be inconvienced!!