When you have the keys to your car, the world is your oyster. There are no boundaries on your travels. That said, your car can give up at any moment, too. This article will show you how to keep it running smoothly.
Do not let a mechanic work on your vehicle unless they are A.S.E. certified. This certification guarantees that the mechanic has been tested and has more than two years of experience. This ensures that you have a capable person working on your car.
Inspect your radiator once in a while. Run your car for a bit, turn off the engine and then open the hood. You should never open your radiator whenever your car is turned on. Look to see what the fluid level is (use a dipstick), and remember that coolant needs to have a bit of water added prior to entering your radiator.
Examine your headlights if they appear dim; they may simply need a good clean. Sometimes the road can create a greasy residue on the headlight. Cleaning your lights with a glass cleaner will allow them to perform better.
Look for signs that should serve as a warning that your repair man is no good. When they don’t listen to what you say or talk to you in circles, they’re probably a scammer. It’s best to feel that you trust your repair person, so don’t hesitate to move on.
You should always keep a jack and a spare tire with you at all times. Modern cars come equipped with them already. Being stuck without a spare tire and jack means you will have to get your car towed. It’s cheaper and easier to do it by yourself.
Just because your car has stopped working temporarily does not mean that you have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars getting it repaired. In some cases, you can take care of it yourself. Use what you’ve learned here going forward, and you should do just fine.