It is a common misconception among men that men without technical skills are supplemented with telekinetic powers. They have the ability to influence mechanical objects with their minds.
Take for instance cars. Us men like to think we can fix anything into working by staring at it long enough. Have you seen a car that has broken down and the related man or men trying to fix it? They pop the hood open not knowing what went wrong. And then they stand contemplating, thinking hard. They scrunch up their eyes, stroke their beard/chin and move from one side to the other. The staring becomes more intense.
If you happen to have super-powered hearing, you will hear their brain synapses firing off like a 50cc two stroke engine without a muffler. Much noise, spitting of fire, shaking, trembling but eventually nothing.
This doesn't always work. Statistics revealed it only works one percent of the time. That one percent is when the person is Darth Vader. He killed errant generals with his mind. But even Darth Vader has trouble fixing mechanical things with mind powers. He couldn't save his Death Star from exploding when a Jedi shot a laser missile into it.
Some men temporarily give up on the belief that they have mind powers that can fix errant car hiccups. They actually touch the engine. They squeeze a pipe here, pull a plug there. Surprise, surprise. That sometimes actually works. Cars are made to run not just on oil and the crushed dreams of baby seals of oil-rich Arctic zones.
Cars also run on electricity. And more often than not, it's an electrical gremlin that causes issues. So next time something specific goes wrong, try wiggling assorted plugs, wires, fuses. Older the car, more effective this is. I've found plenty of times that a car will not start because the battery terminal is loose. Or corroded. Wiggle the clamp and things come to life.
Recently my right side window refused to go up. I slammed the door shut and it was back on. My right side headlight almost never works unless I pop the hood and wiggle the wire a little. Then I get high beams only with which I can blind oncoming cars.
So there is the secret to being awesome with car troubles. Wiggle. Unless there's plenty of smoke and steam coming out. In that case do what a sensible person does: call the mechanic.