I learned about car maintenance from 2 men - my dad & Pr.WS. I'm not a great fan of car (as long as it is able to move I'll be happy), but I think sending it for service on time is extremely important - don't want any breakdown while it's raining or driving on highway.
A container to hold used engine oil, which was drained into it
The part of the car which we seldom see
There is the common impression that women don't know how to take care of cars. It seems to be true, since most customers at the mechanic's are men. However, I think that's because men generally love their cars more so they are the ones who take care of cars. Their cars is like a concubine to them (& men usually love their concubine more :-P). As a woman, I can never understand men's obsession about car (just like they'd never understand why we women like shopping).
Anyway, we women must learn how to take care of car. Go to the mechanic's with your hubby/boyfriend/daddy (and bring them shopping with you too)! :-)