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- This article is about the crafting skill. For a general guide to vehicles, see Vehicles Guide.
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is a crafting skill
allowing the player
to scrap, repair and modify various parts of vehicles
Step 1: Character Creation
During character creation, choosing an occupation and traits will provide the player with some skill levels, but it will also give an experience boost to that skill depending on the starting level. This bonus cannot be gained after the character is created, making this an important step in mastering any skill.
Starting Skill Level and Experience Boost
- Level 0 - 25% (Default for all skills)
- Level 1 - +75% (100%)
- Level 2 - +100% (125%)
- Level 3+ - +125% (150%)
||Familiar with the maintenance and repair of all vehicle models on the roads of Kentucky.
| Amateur Mechanic
||Has a detailed knowledge of common and commercial vehicle models, and repairs.
Step 2: Collecting Materials
Other Useful Items
Step 3: The Mechanic Window
Start scrapping to level up. Note that success or failure has little effect on XP gain; you can continually try and fail to remove or install delicate parts like brakes or suspension and still level effectively. In fact, that repeated failure is the best way to learn. Choose a sacrificial vehicle to practice upon; it won't be working when you're done with it, but you can level up for a long time by repeatedly installing and removing components until you're confident enough of your skills to try working on a vehicle you care about.
Step 4: Metalworking
- Main article: Metalworking
Parts of vehicles can be repaired using the metalworking skill.
Car wrecks (burnt cars) can be dismantled, gathering metal materials depending on the player's metalworking skill.
Step 5: Hit & Run
Build your ultimate machine and run over some zombies