Why are cars and trucks getting so hard for the average guy or girl to work on?

Cars & Vehicles

Cars today are more and more computerized. Working on them not requires a knowledge of technology, more so than mechanics.

The average car made is 2011 had more computerized systems and components than the first space shuttle..

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