It was hard, but I think it was a fantastic thing they did.
He just didn’t want her to have to depend on others to do basic skill repairs on the car.
Very bonding for the both of them.
My husband is a great guy but not very magnanimous, it was a way to show her how much her loved her.
Oh, and she knows a lot about cars.
My ex always insisted the kids know how to change a flat tire, jump start their car and change the oil before they were allowed to even touch a set of car keys. The daughter - who was really cute and had a gazillion boyfriends - told her dad that if she wasn’t smart enough to figure out how to get one of the guys to change a flat tire for her, she wasn’t smart enough to be driving. Just one of the many challenges he faced with her. But I just left them alone and let them work it out.