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TIP! Regularly check out your radiator. Warm up your car a little, shut if back off and pop the hood.

Your car is probably one of your most important possessions, since you depend on it to get you to and from work (among other places). You might not have the innate knowledge to work on your own automobile. Look through this article to learn how to perform maintenance on your car.

TIP! You don’t always have to take your car to the shop when there is an issue. Many things are able to be fixed easily.

Always carry a good emergency kit in the trunk of your car. It should have tire changing tools, a battery charger and tools to top up your gas tank. You may also want to add some batteries, a flashlight and a few blankets in the event that you break down at night.

TIP! Every time you have your car fixed, regardless of the reason, you should take note of it. When another issue crops up, this record will allow you to provide the history to the mechanic.

If you have to take a vehicle in for repairs, be sure you ask a few questions about the vehicle. What will they do to fix it? What is the problem? Preventing car problems is a great, money-saving skill to have.

TIP! Beware of mechanics who do unneeded repairs on the car. They should contact you before doing any extra work.

Do not hire a mechanic until you are sure they have experience with this particular make and model. If they say that they have, this should be a good indicator that they have some idea of what needs to be done to get your car back into shape.

TIP! Examine your headlights if they appear dim; they may simply need a good clean. Residue can diminish their light output.

Get referrals to find a great auto mechanic. Talk to your friends and family and ask if they have any recommendations. This lets you ask them about their experiences with that mechanic, how much it cost, and if they were satisfied. People will let you know if their experiences were good or bad and how honest the auto repair shop was with them.

TIP! When visiting a repair shop, be mindful of warning signs that the shop is not a good one. If they beat around the bush and act shifty, they may not be the one you want to work with.

Make sure that you have car records on file. Put these records in the glove compartment in your car for easy access. The auto repair professionals will want to look at those records. This will allow them to figure out what the issues are quickly.

TIP! Is a work-at-home mechanic a viable option? As long as they have experience they can do the same work but they often charge far less for the labor. This can save you a lot of money, and at the same time, help out a small auto shop instead of letting a big shop profit.

Be careful that your mechanic does not attempt to perform unneeded repairs. Good mechanics will inform you of parts wearing down that need replaced soon, but they won’t replace them without getting your approval first. Don’t return to mechanics that do unnecessary repairs.

TIP! Remove fluffy, fun key chains or have it so that your car key can be removed from the bunch. The ignition cannot hold the weight of a big key chain.

Request OEM parts. These parts are original and from the manufacturer. While they often cost a little more, they typically work better for longer periods of time. It might be a great deal, but if you have to continue to replace the part, it is not going to be a good deal in the long run.

TIP! Keep an eye on all of the warning lights on your dashboard and know what they mean. They are located there to assist you, so use them to your advantage.

Make sure you have both a spare tire and a jack in your trunk. They are included with most new vehicles. You will have to spend a lot to get your car towed if you cannot change the tire right away. It’s far more convenient and less costly to take care of it yourself.

TIP! Washing your car during the winter is important to keep road salt and sand from doing corrosive damage Although you may feel like the car just gets dirty again right after cleaning it, the winter weather is harsh on your vehicle. Sand, salt, and other debris are going to be working hard towards making your vehicle start to rust.

It is important to look after your vehicle and maintain it regularly. Even learning how to perform simple routine maintenance can save a lot of cash and trips to the mechanic. Use these tips for the next time your vehicle starts acting weird or you start worrying about it.

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