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.
Hey, Welcome to Lawnmowerfixed.com
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!
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 lawnmowerfixed.com
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.