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TIP! Invest in a quality battery charger and always keep it in your car. Dead batteries are a common occurrence and you’d be able to aid other drivers who have broken down.

If you own a car, you know how frustrating and common car problems can be. However, there are ways that you can save money and time if you have some basic car repair knowledge. Make sure you put the advice from this article to good use. It will come in handy the next time your car breaks down.

TIP! Check your radiator frequently. Let the car run a while, shut off the engine and then pop the hood.

An emergency kit is a must for your car. You can make your own; include things that you will have to have to put on a spare, add gas or charge the battery. Add some blankets, a flashlight and some batteries in case your car breaks down at night.

TIP! Know your auto manual very well, or at least dog ear important pages. You need to know the basics about your car prior to visiting with a mechanic.

It is important that you fully understand what all the charges will be upfront, before handing the mechanic your car keys. If a certain cost confuses you, don’t hesitate to clear this up with the mechanic before allowing him or her to make repairs to your vehicle. You do not want to be surprised with added charges when you are handed the final bill.

See if the prospective mechanic has experience with your type of car. If the answer is yes, that’s a very good thing.

TIP! Look for signs that should serve as a warning that your repair man is no good. If they avoid your questions, you may want to look elsewhere.

Whenever your car undergoes repairs, make sure you have the written record of what was done. This will help the technician when you get future repairs on your car. If you lack such records, you may end up paying more money for diagnostic work.

TIP! Try figuring out the issue prior to going to get repairs. If you know what the problem is, you can save money and also easily identify any repair shop that is trying to scam you.

You should always test drive your vehicle after getting some repairs done on it. This way you can avoid paying for repairs that were not finished correctly. If you don’t, you may still experience the same problem with the car once you get it home.

TIP! A spare tire and a jack are valuable items to have in case of an emergency. Most of the new cars of today have them in the trunk.

Be mindful whether additional repairs recommended are really necessary. A reliable mechanic will tell you if any parts are worn down and need replacing. But, they should ask for your approval before replacing them. Don’t go back to mechanics who made unneeded repairs.

TIP! You may be able to replace the lights on your car yourself. Some vehicles have a simpler system than others, but you can save a lot by doing it yourself regardless of how complex your system is.

Car problems can be a hassle to deal with. They are often quite expensive as well. You will save both time and money with a little knowledge regarding car maintenance and repairs.

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