Perry fixes cars


Sean Perry checks out a car interior at a car show in Colorado Springs, CO. Perry is using his mechanic skills to earn money, and he hopes to be a full-time mechanic by profession in the future.

Tristan Clark, Ranger Review Reporter

Sean Perry loves cars. He is a freshman at Lewis-Palmer High School, and has been experienced with car maintenance and repair for many years, and has even recently used this skill as a job.

According to Perry, he developed an interest in cars when he was 4. “I was with my grandma,” Perry said. “She had a BMW 535XI, and that was pretty cool.”

From there, Perry has spent most of his life around cars, learning how they work and how to repair them, until he got to the point where he felt confident repairing other people’s vehicles.

“That’s kind of how I make my money right now,” Perry said. “It’s easy, because the way I process information like that makes sense.”

Perry himself owns a 1995 Ford Bronco, which he recently repaired.

“The ignition coil was bad,” Perry said. “I took the old one out, and then someone had tried to put in some cheap Chinese electronic system, so I took that out, then I put the factory one back in, so now we’re good.”

It occurred to Perry at some point that he might use his skill for a practical purpose.

Perry works from home, repairing vehicles of customers all over Monument. He also helps to repair vacuum cleaners, though he finds cars far more interesting.

Of course, cars aren’t the only thing Perry spends his time working on.

Perry prefers to take easier classes at school. He believes he is capable of passing more advanced classes, but doesn’t see them as useful or interesting, and prefers to take classes that don’t require too much time or energy to complete.

After all, Perry dedicates most of his energy and time to his vehicular projects at home.

“And that’s working out great,” Perry said.