JumpStart by Robb Armstrong


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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, 10 months ago

    Before you change the oil, make sure you change the diaper…

  2. Agent54

    Agent54 said, 10 months ago

    Lessons from my old man: changing oil : The broken down weak oil drains first, the grimy sludge drains last. Never hurry it, drain into a oil pan and get a beer. Come back in 1/2 hour and see if it is still dripping. If so get another beer. Make sure all the grim is out before replugging the pan. Replace filter each time. Fill to mark on stick and get another beer.

  3. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I run the engine to get it hot so that all the goop is warm and pliable for better drainage.

  4. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 10 months ago

    Changing the oil is about the only job one can do on a car these days, that doesn’t necessitate plugging it into a computer. I used to strip my Minor 1000 to its components and rebuild it. No way could I do that with today’s cars.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 10 months ago

    @A Common 'tater

    Not quite. You can do most of the repairs needed to pass a Pennsylvania auto safety inspection, which is one of the most-rigorous in the world..
    For those who don’t have auto safety inspection where you live, this is a good procedure to make sure that your car is safe:
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania webpage with auto inspection procedure

  6. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 10 months ago

    My Mom taught me how to change oil as well when I was younger…I can have spare tires just in case I get a flat on the highway…or anywhere for that matter…

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 10 months ago

    And be sure to put the plug back in after you drain the oil and replace it. My husband didn’t do that, I drove the Toyota from south St. Petersburg to USF in north Tompa (36 miles), and got back nearly to the Howard Frankland Bridge when the engine made a funny little sound and I noticed that the heat gauge was on red. The car never was the same after that.

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 10 months ago

    To be fair: Once I checked the oil and forgot to put the cap back on. Ultimately it made a right proper mess!

  9. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, 10 months ago

    A bit less didactic, perhaps
    Try talking TO your students rather than AT them

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 10 months ago

    Your passions are yours; they may not be others’!

  11. celoshortymc

    celoshortymc said, 10 months ago

    hi& i enjoy jump start as varietaion of many comics I ;am 32 f nj

  12. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, 10 months ago


    yah, I did that once myself.

    the engine seized up completely. so no, the car was never the same, coz it had to have a completely new (rebuilt) engine.

  13. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, 10 months ago


    but they do say, “Experience is proportional to the amount of equipment ruined”

  14. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 10 months ago


    Well I began reading your Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Auto Inspection Procedure… but couldn’t get very far from laughing. They are joking, aren’t they? Included in their list of around 120 points… Has the windscreen been removed… Can the vehicle move both forwards and backwards… Are there metal springs protruding from the driver"s seat… Some of these could be entered in Ripley’s.
    At least the 116 check-points of the French Côntrole Technique are serious points.

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 10 months ago

    @Phatts California

    “but they do say, “Experience is proportional to the amount of equipment ruined” "
    Good point.
    I used to have a boss who would drop everything to listen to any problem I had.
    Others asked me why he was so attentive.
    I explained I made a $150,000 one day because he was too busy to be bothered so I made a (bad) decision.

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