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Time-tested Advice About Fixing Your Car Problems

TIP! Prior to letting a mechanic touch your vehicle, ensure that they are A.S.

Figuring out how to make auto repairs is similar to figuring out how to get a tooth pulled without pain. Read the article below to find out what can be done to help yourself. You will be amazed at how much you can learn.

TIP! Get to know your owner’s manual, or take the time to note important information. This can help prevent a trip to the auto shop if you can fix the issue yourself.

Check for A.S.E. certification before you choose a mechanic. This kind of certification tells you that whoever will be working on your car has a couple years of experience and has passed a test. This is one good way to separate the wheat from the chaff when picking a good mechanic.

TIP! A record of maintenance and repairs should be in your car. You may want to store them in the glove compartment for easy access.

Regularly check your radiator. You need to allow your car to run for a couple of minutes, shut down the engine and then open up the hood. You should never open the radiator of a car that is running. Use a dipstick to check the fluid levels, and always add the correct amount of water to your coolant before adding it to your tank.

TIP! Ask for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. These are original parts direct from the manufacturer.

Know what the repair is going to cost you before handing over your keys. If something is unclear, have the mechanic or service counter rep clarify it for you before any work is done on the car. You don’t want to get the car back, only to be shocked at how much the repairs cost you.

TIP! Never leave anything in your car when dropping it off for repairs. The technicians may have to move out these things to fix your car, and they cannot be held liable if anything goes missing.

Asking around for recommendations is a great opportunity to locate a mechanic you can trust. Speak with others you know to see if they can recommend someone to you. This lets you ask them about their experiences with that mechanic, how much it cost, and if they were satisfied. People will let you know if their experiences were good or bad and how honest the auto repair shop was with them.

TIP! Examine your headlights if they appear dim; they may simply need a good clean. Headlights often accumulate grime and other debris during normal use.

Implement the tips you’ve just learned the next time you need to fix your car. Don’t get overwhelmed or allow yourself to go broke because of a lack of knowledge. Take charge of repairing your car, with a little advance knowledge and forethought you can get the best deal for the situation.

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