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Exceptional Auto Repair Tips That Anyone Can Use!
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Exceptional Auto Repair Tips That Anyone Can Use!

TIP! Always know how much your repairs will cost before handing your car over to a service department. If you don’t understand something, clarify your concerns with the mechanic or service adviser before they work on the car.

Your car is important to you, and you need to take care of it. Perhaps you’d like to learn a little bit more about cars. If that’s what you want, read on to learn about simple maintenance.

TIP! You don’t always need a mechanic when you have trouble with your car. Many things are able to be fixed easily.

Keep an eye on your radiator levels. Run your engine for several minutes, and then turn it off and pop your hood. Don’t open your radiator if your car is running. Check how much fluid is in the radiator with a dipstick and keep in mind that you should always mix coolant with water before pouring it in your radiator.

TIP! Read as much of your auto manual as you can, marking anything that is important. When you do have to deal with a mechanic, you can show him the copy of the manual, which can help him.

Before paying your mechanic for any work done, make sure to take it for a short test drive first, to make sure everything is working as it should. Lots of people skip this practice and they might end up not solving the issue they initially came in for.

TIP! Every time your car is repaired, no matter why it is, keep a record of the repair. If further issues develop later, the mechanic may want to see the historical documentation of what has already been done.

Never leave anything in your car when dropping it off for repairs. Mechanics may need to take these items out to do the work and they aren’t responsible if you discover something missing. Clear out your trunk, too.

Spare Tire

TIP! Be wary of auto technicians who perform unneeded repairs on your vehicle. Good mechanics will inform you of parts wearing down that need replaced soon, but they won’t replace them without getting your approval first.

You should make sure to have a spare tire and jack with you all the time. If you purchase a new car, you should have these in your trunk. Being stuck without a spare tire and jack means you will have to get your car towed. It is much easier and inexpensive to do it yourself.

TIP! Make sure the mechanic you hire is properly qualified. If you have trouble getting a straight answer out of them, (or if, even worse, they refuse to answer questions to your satisfaction) they probably aren’t the kind of people you want to work with.

Don’t stop washing your car in winter. Although you may think there is no point to it, your car is more likely to get damaged in the winter. Sand and salt is something that can cause rust and abrasions. If you take the time to dry the vehicle well before hitting the road again, you can stop icing from occurring.

TIP! Always be prepared for a flat tire by having a spare tire, jack and tire iron in your vehicle at all times. The majority of new cars have them automatically.

As said in the beginning of this article, taking care of your car is very important. Learning even the simplest routine maintenance can help save you a bunch of money. Use these tips and remember them next time your car is doing something strange or you have reason to worry.

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