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How To Perform Minor Repairs On Your Vehicle

TIP! Monitor your radiator. To do this, you need to allow your car to run several minutes, and then turn off the engine.

If your car suffers a breakdown, you need to get it running ASAP. It is hard to get around when you are stuck without a car. That said, you can keep costs to a minimum. Many simple repairs and maintenance procedures can be done by you.

TIP! Ask your mechanic to use OEM parts. OEM parts are parts that are made by the manufacturer.

Ensure your car has an emergency kit. You need tools to change a flat tire, charge a battery, and you must have spare gas. Should your car break down in the dark, it is helpful to have extra batteries, a flashlight, and some blankets.

TIP! If your headlights look dimmer than they used to, be sure they’re clean. Dirt from driving can build up on your headlights and block some light.

Ensure you regularly inspect your radiator. Keep your car running then shut the engine for several minutes before opening the hood. Refrain from opening the radiator when your car is on. Check radiator fluid by using a dipstick and remember to dilute coolant with water prior to adding it.

TIP! Be sure that you know whether or not you have a mechanic that can help you with your vehicle. Cars vary greatly by make and model so it is important that your mechanic is familiar with your make and model of car.

Record each repair that you have done on your car. If you have problems with your vehicle later on, you will find it helpful to have some records for the next technician to look at. If you don’t have these records, you could pay lots more money and it can be harder to figure out where the issues is.

TIP! Wash your car all winter long. Winter can be hard on your vehicle.

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. If you don’t do this, it’s possible that the problem isn’t even fixed.

TIP! Keep in mind that going to the dealer is not something you have to do if you want a vehicle fixed. There are a variety of mechanics and auto shops on offer for you to chose from.

It is important to be aware of mechanics who make repairs that are not necessary. They should contact you before doing any extra work. Never give your repeat business to a auto technician who preforms unnecessary repairs.

TIP! Prior to having a car repaired, take pictures of all parts of it. A lot of shops aren’t going to strip things out of your vehicle, but some will if they are trying to make more money.

Never leave any valuables in your car when it is getting repaired. The mechanic might need to clean out the car before performing repair work, and your personal items could be lost. Take all items out of your trunk, too.

TIP! Check that your mechanic has all of the needed certifications. You should especially check for the A.

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. Quite often you can solve basic issues right in your own garage. Use these tips to get your car up and running again.

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