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Do Not Let Auto Repair Stress You Out; Read This

TIP! If possible, test drive your car prior to paying for repairs. Most people do not do this and end up with the same issues that previously existed.

Every driver should have some basic understanding of auto repair. Still, most owners don’t know anything about their vehicle. This article is filled with tips that will help you take good care of your vehicle over the years.

TIP! Consider using OEM parts. These means they are parts that come directly from the manufacturer.

Check out your mechanic to see if he is A.S.E. certified before allowing him to do any work on your vehicle. They have passed tests and have at least two years experience under their hat. This will ensure that you have the cream of the crop working on your vehicle.

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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.

Buy a good battery charger to keep in the car. Dead batteries are a common problem, and you should always have a charger or cables on you at all times. Locate the points the battery charger should be connected to so you can easily jump start your own vehicle.

TIP! Attempt to self-diagnose ahead of going to a garage. You can save lots of money if you diagnose the problem on your own, and you may also be able to prevent yourself from being swindled.

Always keep and eye on the radiator to make sure that it is full. Run your car, turn it off then pop the hood. Do not open the radiator if the car is running. Check the radiator fluids using a dipstick and remember to always mix the coolant with water before putting it in the radiator.

TIP! Replace your light bulbs on your own. It is easier on some vehicles than others, however no matter what type of vehicle you have it will be cheaper than hiring a mechanic for the job.

Always know how much your repairs will cost before handing your car over to a service department. If you don’t understand something, ask questions until you do. You don’t want any unpleasant surprises when you get your bill.

TIP! Pay attention to your wiper blades. If your wipers are not doing a good job or often streak or chatter, you need new ones.

You car records need to be kept on hand. You want these with you when you go to get repairs done; a great place to store them is the glove compartment. Mechanics may want to see these records. They can help them diagnose the issue a lot quicker.

TIP! See if any of your friends or family members have had a positive experience at a particular auto shop. The search process can be improved with recommendations from friend and loved ones.

Having a car means having to keep it in good, working condition. Sadly, people don’t understand how to keep their car in great shape. Take a second to read over all of the concepts discussed above and you will have what is required to maintain a running vehicle for years to come.

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