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Think You Know All About Auto Repair? Think Again

TIP! Do not let a mechanic work on your vehicle unless they are A.S.

Owning your own automobile can give you a wonderful sense of freedom. You can get wherever you would like to be at anytime you want. Of course, you’ll quickly find out that you do need to pay for things like regular repairs if you want your car to keep running well. Apply the information that follows and get your car back in good shape.

TIP! Prior to handing over your keys, be sure you have a good idea of the repair cost. If you do not understand something, have it cleared up with the mechanic before he or she makes the repairs.

Don’t take an emergency car kit for granted. Assemble a kit that has tools for changing tires, charging the battery and putting more gas in the car. Bring a blanket and flashlights too, in case you are stranded.

TIP! Get a referral if you want to see a reputable mechanic. Get recommendations from family and friends.

Keep track of all the repairs and maintenance you do on your vehicle. These should be kept in the glove compartment of your vehicle for easy access out on the road. The auto mechanic can look at the records. It will aid them in figuring out any issues.

TIP! Look up reviews online for body shops in your area. This will let you know how others feel about the services they provide.

Buy OEM parts. These means they are parts that come directly from the manufacturer. While generic could be a cheaper option, you don’t know how they will perform in the future. Getting a good deal on generic parts means you might have to purchase the same parts again and pay a mechanic to change them within the next few years.

TIP! Invest in a spare tire and a jack, and keep them in your vehicle. Most new cars come with them.

Do not leave any items in your vehicle if you are taking it to be repaired. The mechanic might need to move these things so they can do the job, and they won’t assume responsibility if anything comes up missing. Also, be sure to remove everything from the trunk.

TIP! Avoid fluffy, silly keychains, or find a way to separate your auto key from that bunch of keys on the chain! Your car’s ignition is simply not designed to hold all that weight, even if it may not seem that heavy to you. The last thing that you want is your key to stick, so try to reduce weight immediately.

If there are two tools all cars should have, it is a jack and lug-nut wrench. With that, you also need an extra tire. They are included with most new vehicles. You’re not going to want to be paying money for being rescued by a tow truck after finding yourself stuck. You can save money and have an easier time doing it on your own.

TIP! Always shop around and get a second opinion before paying for an expensive repair. Many shops display a list of their rates, so make sure you understand everything involved in their billing practices.

Getting your vehicle fixed does not necessarily mean you will have to spend a fortune on repairs. There are many simple repairs you can do yourself. Use all of these tips to help you with those types of repairs.

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