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Auto Repair: Keep Your Car Running

TIP! Bring a battery charger with you in your trunk. Dead batteries are common, and a good battery charger will come in handy more than once.

If your car broke down, you should focus on getting it working again. Being stranded without a functioning car can make your life very difficult. It is not always necessary to spend a lot of money to get your car fixed. You can do many simple repairs yourself.

TIP! Regular washing of your car will help prevent it from rusting. All cars eventually get rusted, but the process can be delayed considerably by washing off any chemicals or salt immediately.

Always carry a good emergency kit in the trunk of your car. Your kit should include jumper cables, tire changing tools and maybe some extra gas. Consider having blankets, batteries and a flashlight for unexpected nighttime break downs.

TIP! There is no better way to find an auto mechanic than to get a referral. Ask co-workers, friends and family for recommendations.

A good referral makes it much easier to locate a trustworthy mechanic. Talk to anyone you know and get recommendations from them. This lets you ask them about their experiences with that mechanic, how much it cost, and if they were satisfied. Their experiences can be a huge help.

TIP! Keep on hand all of your car’s documentation. A good place to keep these records in the glove box, so you can produce them on demand when talking to a mechanic.

Every time your car is repaired, regardless of how minor the problem was, make sure you keep a record. If you have problems later, these records can come in handy. Your car problems may be harder to find and you may have higher repair costs without the records.

TIP! Look for online reviews of different local auto shops. These reviews can give you a good idea of the satisfaction that the customers had.

Try to get OEM parts for your car. These parts are issued by the manufacturer of your vehicle. Generic parts may be cheaper, but the quality may not be the same as OEM parts. It may seem like you are getting a deal now, but it may end up costing you a lot in the future.

TIP! Keep your eye out for mechanics that do not measure up. 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.

If you plan to take your car to the shop, do not leave anything inside the car. If something is missing, it will be your fault if you do not take it out. Take everything out of the trunk as well.

TIP! Pay attention to your wiper blades. You need new windshield wipers if they are making noises or leaving streaks.

As you can probably tell, you do not need to take your car in to an auto shop and pay a lot of money to get it fixed. For the most part, you can resolve car issues at your own home. Use what you have learned here to get your vehicle back on the highway again.

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