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How To Avoid Common Auto Repair Mistakes

TIP! Always carry a good emergency kit in the trunk of your car. You can make your own; include things that you will have to have to put on a spare, add gas or charge the battery.

Fixing your car can prove quite costly. You have the expense of both the needed parts and finding a mechanic to make the repairs. Does the idea of saving money on auto repairs appeal to you? You can now using the tips below.

TIP! When you take your car to the shop, ask plenty of questions about your vehicle. Center your questions around the current problems and the precautions that you can take to prevent these problems from recurring.

Only choose an A.S.E. certified mechanic. An ASE certification means your mechanic has a minimum of two years’ experience in auto repairs. This certification also requires that he or she passes a written test. That means only the best will work on your car.

TIP! Check your radiator often. To do this, you need to allow your car to run several minutes, and then turn off the engine.

Regularly check your radiator. Let the car run a couple minutes, shut your engine and open up your hood. Then check the coolant level, but while the car is not running. You do not want the coolant to get hot; it is dangerous. Use your dipstick to check fluid levels and mix water with coolant ahead of pouring it in.

TIP! Ask the tech if they’ve done work on your model and make of car before. If they have, they probably know what it takes to make the needed repairs.

Always know how much your repairs will cost before handing your car over to a service department. If something is unclear, have the mechanic or service counter rep clarify it for you before any work is done on the car. If you do not communicate with your mechanic, you might be surprised with additional fees once you receive your bill.

Talk with your technician to determine if they have worked on your car before. If they have, you should feel better about their ability to solve your problem.

TIP! You can save yourself a great deal of money by repairing your burnt out head or tail lights yourself. Hiring a professional to install new lights costs a lot of money.

Do not pay an auto mechanic until you have test driven your car to be sure they did their job. People often don’t do this, realizing afterward that the problem still persists.

TIP! Take off your keychains from your car keys to reduce the weight on your ignition. Your car’s ignition is simply not designed to hold all that weight, even if it may not seem that heavy to you.

No car runs forever without needing to be serviced. There are some repairs you can do yourself. Performing the repairs yourself can save you a lot of cash. The tips will assist you, so give it a try.

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