Jeremy Laukkonen

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Jeremy Laukkonen has been dedicated to helping people understand the inner workings of automotive and consumer technologies for decades. Whether it's underpinning your car, your phone, or even your favorite video game system, technology doesn't have to be confusing or intimidating.

As a tech writer, Jeremy's most important mission is to help demystify these technologies so that you can make informed choices about repairs, upgrades, and purchases.


Jeremy started turning wrenches professionally in the late 90s, but he grew up around cars. He started out changing oil and sweeping floors as a teenager, and he ultimately ended up running a shop in the north end of Seattle. He can swap out a distributor and set it perfectly without the aid of a timing light (and did just that one time in the New Mexico desert), but his interests always skewed more toward the tech side of things.

Automotive and consumer technologies have exploded in complexity over the last several decades, and it can be tough for even the professionals to keep up.

As an automotive technician, Jeremy learned the importance of breaking down complex technical subjects in understandable ways. As a tech writer, he endeavors to do just that on a much larger scale than he ever could have managed at his shop.


Jeremy graduated from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, WA, and attended Shoreline Community College. His relevant education, which he earned through years of turning wrenches and tinkering with technology, is all practical.

Jeremy Laukkonen

"Technology is more complicated today than it ever has been before, and that trend isn't likely to make a U-turn. The days of the shade tree mechanic may seem long gone, but that doesn't mean it's impossible, or even that difficult, to understand the inner workings of your modern car or truck. The same can be said about your phone, computer, video game system, and any other gadget or device that might be giving you trouble.

"The technology stashed under the hood may be a lot more complicated than it used to be, and the tools may be more expensive, but a little knowledge can go a long way."

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