I am an avid car enthusiast but lack any auto mechanic skills
. I am a network engineer by profession but would like to work on my own car during my free time. Can any of you please provide me with some insight as to how I can go about to learn how to fix my own car and also what the best way is to get some experience without destroying my car? I also thought of getting formal training but can't seem to find a place that is close enough to where I live. I would like to focus on Mercedes/BMW engines.
How did you guys learn how to fix cars?
Thanks in advance.