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Think You Know All About Auto Repair? Think Again

TIP! Do you understand what the estimated cost for your fix is? Have your mechanic or service adviser clarify all the details before agreeing to getting your vehicle fixed. Don’t end up surprised by extra fees.

Learning about auto repair isn’t as hard as you may think it to be. Gaining knowledge can really help you get over those fears. Learn how to repair your car yourself and avoid trips to the repair shop.

TIP! Make sure you replace old parts with OEM parts. These parts are issued by the manufacturer of your vehicle.

Do not underestimate the importance of having an emergency kit in your car. Include a spare tire, a jack, a battery charger and a container full of gas. Blankets may be added, some batteries and a flashlight for if you have a trouble with your car at night.

TIP! Keep a spare tire and jack in your trunk. Many newer cars already have them.

Ask a mechanic any questions you may have regarding your car when bringing it in to their shop. Ask about any problems you are having, and find out if there’s anything you can do to keep your care healthy. One of the best ways to reduce costs is by preventative maintenance.

TIP! Think about using a mechanic who fixes cars in his own garage. Provided the experience and skills are there, this may be a much less expensive option to chose from.

Your radiator needs to be looked over regularly. To do this, you need to allow your car to run several minutes, and then turn off the engine. You are now ready to open up your hood. Don’t open your radiator cap if your car is on. Check the level of fluid in radiator and add any if necessary. Be mindful that some coolants are meant to be mixed with 50% water.

TIP! Ask people you know about experiences they have had with repairing their cars. Your loved ones may give you some recommendations to simplify your search.

Do not let mechanics do repairs that are not warranted on your car. A good mechanic should let you know if they noticed parts that are starting to get worn down and will need to be replaced soon but they should not replace the part without your approval. A mechanic who has performed this practice should never be patronized again.

TIP! Find out how much a mechanic charges for the repair, including labor, before you hand over your keys. There are many unscrupulous mechanics who are not upfront about their costs and policies.

If you have a bit of basic knowledge, you should see that car repair is not so frightening as it may have once been. You can rely on yourself and save money instead of going to the mechanic! Keep these tips in mind the next time you are having issues with your vehicle.

Auto Repair Foothill Ranch
Foreign and Domestic Auto Service Shop
Call Today: 949-829-4252 – Fix Your Car Today
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