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Keep Your Car Running Longer With These Tips
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Keep Your Car Running Longer With These Tips

TIP! One of the most important qualifications to look for in a mechanic is the ASE certification. This certification lets you know that your mechanic has at least 2 years of experience and has passed a test.

Your car does a lot for you each day. Perhaps you’re not educated on cars, but would like to learn more. 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. Some repairs are easy to make.

Once an auto shop has made repairs to your car, test drive it to ensure they did a good job prior to paying them. If you don’t do this, you may not have the appropriate problem repaired.

TIP! Talk with your technician to determine if they have worked on your car before. If they have done so, this should inform you that they know what your car needs to work properly.

Do not let mechanics do repairs that are not warranted on your car. A reputable mechanic will let you know when they see something else wrong with your vehicle and they’ll give you options as to how to proceed. If a mechanic did an unnecessary repair on your car, don’t take it there again.

TIP! Read as much of your auto manual as you can, marking anything that is important. Your mechanic will need the manual for certain information.

Remove valuable things from your car prior to taking it in to get fixed. 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. Remove all content from the trunk, too.

TIP! Before dropping your car off for repairs, remove any valuables. Mechanics may need to take these items out to do the work and they aren’t responsible if you discover something missing.

Before bringing your car to a mechanic, attempt to figure out by yourself what’s wrong. A bit of money can be saved in this way, and you may stay away from fraudulent people. Some dishonest mechanics may try to exaggerate the problem to get more money out of you.

TIP! Make sure any mechanic you hire knows about your particular vehicle. There are many similarities between vehicles but some issues are specific to certain makes and models.

Keep a tool kit for doing auto repairs in your trunk. You will want to have the tools necessary to change a tire, and they likely came with the vehicle. If you lack a lug wrench and a jack, purchase both. A few good screwdrivers, wrenches and a socket wrench can also come in handy for any unexpected road-side issues. Avoid cheap tools. Invest in high-quality tools that you will own forever.

TIP! Get together a kit for car repairs that you can keep in your vehicle. Your car probably came with what you need to change a tire.

A car that runs well is crucial to your own functioning. Even learning simple maintenance can save you a lot of money from going to the mechanic. Keep this advice in mind when your car next gives you trouble.

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