For people who like to learn how to take care of their vehicles but aren't true mechanics- we just respect and appreciate the knowledge, skill, and time of those mechanics. For DIY people who have had to figure it out on the side of the road, in an Auto Zone parking lot, or on a road trip, etc. Fun stories now but at the time definitely stressful!
I like to call myself and anyone who else agrees a "Shade Tree Mechanic". I have funny stories of having to figure out what is going on and thankful I had people who were kind to teach me some wisdom and patience.