Ok, so I'm getting a 2001 Civic EX coupe in spring. My family has never been much into cars, except for me, but I have very little hands on experience because of this (those bastards). I understand that real power comes from engine modification, yet I'm not capable (experience-wise) nor do I have the tools to do so. My neighbor down the street has tools and experience, except he's not exactly...bright. But it would be much cheaper for him to do things than to pay a shop to. Would it be wise to let a shop do it? Or would it be ok for my neighbor assuming i'm there to keep some common sense flowing?