About Our Community

Welcome to DIYauto.com!

We are car nerds!

We are Steve and Nick. Two brothers who are total car nerds. Our lifelong passion for cars inspired us to start DIYauto.com, the ultimate gearhead encyclopedia.

There is a big problem in the car world. Gearheads are extremely generous with their knowledge, but don’t have a good place to store and share it. Like a town without a library.

Currently much of this info is posted on forums.  Forums are great for hosting communities where people discuss ideas, but aren’t built for storing information.  The valuable thread you are looking for is in a huge pile with thousands of other posts. 

Odds are you know how frustrating it is clicking through multiple sites to find a relevant thread. We work on our cars and have experienced this countless times. As an automotive engineer, I learned the best data and procedures are worthless if you can’t find them when you need them. That is why we build our site so any DIY can be accessed within 3 clicks of the homepage.

We are working to preserve all this great knowledge. Some DIYs are over 10 years old. Photos get re-hosted, forums and websites disappear. Many of these articles are becoming lost to time. There is already a growing population of DIYs that wouldn’t exist anymore if they weren’t also posted on DIYauto.com.

Our dream is for this site to be the best reference and source of inspiration for gearheads like you. 

We aren’t a huge corporation with a full staff, just two guys working out of our house with 2 cats and a rabbit. One of us has a full time job as a mechanical engineer. This site is a labor of love and we strive to put the enthusiast first with everything we do.

Checkout the site, create a profile, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at the links at the bottom of the page.  We’re always giving away cool prizes for Mystery Mondays and other contests.  Have your build featured as Build of the Week! 

Come see us again this summer at Euro Hangar and Concours d’Lemons. We’re sponsoring the Woodward Dream Cruise too!  Most of all, spread the word about us!  The feedback from enthusiasts has been great and we want to grow this community into a valuable asset for everyone.


Thanks for visiting our site! Happy Wrenching!

-Steve and Nick

To donate a thread please post it in the appropriate section or email a link to diyautoftw@gmail.com.

For more info check out this video from our 2014 Kickstarter campaign.