About CarCareIQ

Have you ever had any of these happen?

You’re in the middle of a car trip and the check engine light comes on. What do you do? Where do you go?

Your mechanic hands you a long list of things that he says must be done on your vehicle, but you don’t know what is imperative and what can wait.

Your vehicle has developed a new strange noise. Do you have to stop driving immediately? Should you see a mechanic? Is it terminal, or just a tumble weed stuck in the fan?

You know where the key and the gas go, but not how to change a flat tire or avoid flat tires altogether.

You get in your car to leave for an appointment and the car won’t start.


I want to help you to raise your CarCareIQ by:

  Teaching you how to handle situations when your car doesn’t do what it is supposed to do.

From dead batteries and flat tires to check engine lights and drivability issues. I want you to know how to handle most of the situations that you’ll face as a car owner. Once you know this information a lot of stress is removed from these situations.

  Training you to understand the basic workings of your vehicle. 

I train you on the basics of your vehicle so that you have an understanding of the complexity and capabilities contained in your car. This way you can take full advantage of all the features and benefits your vehicle has to offer without fear or confusion.

  Instructing you on the maintenance of each of the different systems in your vehicle.

You will understand each of the different mechanical and electrical systems in your vehicle and how they work together. I’ll help you to understand what type of maintenance and how often it needs to be performed for optimal longevity and maximum money savings. I’ll help you determine if you what to do the maintenance yourself or find a mechanic to do it for you. If you decide to do it yourself I can help guide you through accomplishing that as well. The importance of this information can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your vehicle.

  Demystifying automotive jargon so that conversations with your mechanic are less stressful.

This will assist you in making more informed decisions when your mechanic presents you with that laundry list of repairs. Making informed decisions will help you manage your expenses and minimize unexpected breakdowns.


JC Nordyke is an automotive hobbyist and professional mechanic. He’s been working on vehicles for the last 30 years, first as a budding teen driver working on his own cars. His training has been a combination of self taught and professional training as an apprentice line tech at a Toyota dealership. He’s owned his own business as a Toyota mechanic that he ran out of his garage for the last several years. His automotive experience includes electrical diagnosis, engine building, automatic and standard transmission rebuilding, engine swaps, custom wiring harness building, and much more. He’s a computer techie who writes code to automate testing of software during the day and is a mechanic by night. He likes to take on crazy car projects like buying dead vehicles and bringing them back to life. He’s also the owner of www.180parts.com where he took and combined his car knowledge and computer knowledge to create a site where individuals could buy and sell used car parts.