As a kid, after school and on my summer holidays I worked with my uncles and my father in the family business. My father ran his own garage which included a Gas station; Car retail showrooms; Auto collision repair shop; Paint shop; Parts retail; Auto servicing; Auto detailing; Classic car refurbishing.

The workshop was an exciting place, there was always something new going on, always great characters around, customers and staff, as a kid I thought this was magic. So I knew from about eight years old what I wanted to do. "I was hooked".

I worked in all parts of the family business, but I really liked the mechanical side the most. A workshop in those days was full on, engines and transmissions were rebuilt, not just replaced.

I qualified as a mechanic in 1993, and I also hold a certificate of competence in road transport.

I live in a small town, Virginia, Co Cavan, Ireland with my highly organised wife Tara and two kids, Holly and Rogan, four cats and a pony - Lilly, Crackers, Oreo, Kev-dog and Sugar.

When Holly was born we moved from the city to a house in the country on some land, I built a full workshop for classic car refurb projects, but as neighbours realised I was a mechanic, my workshop quickly filled with broken tractor mowers, quads, dirt-bikes, chains saws, you name it really.

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This site is for anyone who's inquisitive, wants to fix, tune-up or care for their own lawn equipment, you don't need any mechanical knowledge and it's free.

My name's John, I'm a certified mechanic and committed  motor-head.

On this site you'll find lots of helpful lawnmower repair tips, hacks and some really random stuff - just cos!

Tractor mowers Tractor mower on a jack John Deere tractor mower

In 2013 I was offered an opportunity to work for GM Canada, and since I'm a gear-head and I love travelling, I jumped at it.

I worked for GM for a few years and have hours of technical training, I also as recently as 2014 sat the Automotive Service Technicians Exam (Canada), - "Red Seal Journey-person Certificate of Qualification", and passed scoring over 90%.

Over the Canadian winters I learned how to build websites, just for giggles, and it wasn't long before I married my love of mechanics to a "how to" website.

I have since built three sites in the mechanical repair "how to" space, Atv/dirt bike repair site, Classic car site and

When I'm not refurbishing classic cars or writing mechanical "how to's", I fly (crash & repair) drones, dirt bike, fish and shoot field archery.

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John Cunningham is an Automotive Technician and writer on I've been a mechanic for over twenty years, I use my knowledge and experience to write "How to" articles that help fellow gear-heads with all aspects of mechanical repairs, from lawn mowers to classic cars.