Matt Stutzsman changes his brake pads with his feet - Click above to watch the video after the jump

Judging by the fact that you're reading Autoblog right now, you most likely love cars. Yet spending all your time ogling the latest in auto news doesn't make you a mechanic, and we're guessing there are a significant number of you (and a few of us on here on staff) who don't change their own brake pads, among other things.

29-year-old Matt Stutzsman is one of those do-it-yourself wrench-turners, but unlike most of us, he was born without arms. To prove that he has the right stuff to change his own brakes, Stutzsman decided to pop by a friend's shop to change the brakes on his Pontiac Grand Prix, which he drives by using his left foot to operate the throttle and brake pedals, and the right foot for steering and other functions.

Hit the jump to watch video of Stutzsman changing his brakes with his feet without even breaking a sweat. What makes this video really compelling is that Stutzsman treats the nine-plus minute tutorial as a learning opportunity for the rest of us, and not as a way of showing what he can do without arms. Nicely done, sir!



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      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Never let anything stop you. This guy is awesome. His feet work just like hands.
      Stacey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here's how I change my brakes with my feet: Attach socket wrench to stubborn caliper bolt. Scoot around and place foot on end of socket wrench. Kick socket wrench until it rounds off the bolt, flies off and lands directly under the center of the car. Swear profusely. Stand up and stomp around. He's obviously much more professional about the whole ordeal... Good man!
      Graham
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great. Now I feel like a complete pus*y for not changing my own brakes.
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      Goddamn we under appreciate our lives. This guy is unbelieveable!
      boogahbear629
      • 3 Years Ago
      my boyfriends ex wife should watch this and take lessons from this guy!! she lives off the state because of asthma and says she cant, or i should say WONT work. this guy is an inspiration!! kudos to him,im glad to see his disability isnt slowing him down!!
      Cory Stansbury
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow...just wow. God bless the guy.
      AnalogJesse
      • 3 Years Ago
      This guy can probably drive better with his feet than most people can with their hands.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      capitaltrks
      • 3 Years Ago
      This man has the greatest attitude... wish I had half as good an outlook!!!! Amazing
      ladyzvee33
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow he's amazing!! Makes me really ashamed of myself....... I can barely change a tire.
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well done! Give new meaning to the term "Fancy footwork." You ROCK!
      FAMILIA ARMENTA
      • 3 Years Ago
      My Friend, you are amazing, my best regards and respect, I like cars like you, and like to work on them as well, but your acomplishment was great, my most sincere contratulations.
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