Well then you're better than you thought! I'm the same though, I have to backtrack and remind myself that not everyone has the same basic understanding for these things. I'm not a great teacher.The worst is trying to explain stuff that's second nature to us. Like my last friend I taught to drive manual had zero existing theoretical understanding what the clutch does and I was forgetting to explain major pieces of what is going on. It took a few minutes before I even realized how badly I was failing as a teacher, although we were eventually cruising around the parking lot successfully.
The big problem with dealers especially are the service advisors. So many of those guys barely have an understanding for mechanical stuff as it is, then they try to explain it to customers who may or may not understand, and information gets jumbled pretty quickly. My brother and one of my cousins both work at dealers and deal with this stuff all the time. Service advisors get to take the heat from both angry customers and frustrated techs!But at least your unlikely to say something incorrect. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been sitting there getting the “this is how to you tell up from down” speech and I hear things that are flat out wrong.
On the other hand, there have been plenty of times where I am listening and I’m completely lost because I have little to no knowledge base to work from in that particular area of vehicle mechanics.