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TIP! Keep a record of all the repairs you make on your vehicle. If your car ends up with more problems later on, your mechanic will appreciate having access to your past records.

Whenever your vehicle breaks down, your only concern should be getting it running again. It’s tough to be without your car. You may think you have to spend a lot of money on auto repairs; however, this is not usually the case. There are many basic repairs that you can do on your own.

TIP! Look for warning signs that repair mechanics may give off. If they ignore your questions or talk in circles, you’d be wise to not use their services.

Know what your costs will be before handing your keys over to the mechanic. Have your mechanic or service adviser clarify all the details before agreeing to getting your vehicle fixed. Don’t be surprised with extra costs when the car has been fixed.

TIP! Has your mechanic worked on your model of vehicle before? Cars vary greatly by make and model so it is important that your mechanic is familiar with your make and model of car. If you don’t think the shop you are going to really knows what they are doing, take your car to the dealer instead.

You should always keep a jack and a spare tire with you at all times. Modern cars come equipped with them already. Having these items will allow you to change a tire and get back on the road quickly, which is helpful when you are stuck in a dangerous location. It is simpler and cheaper to handle it on your own.

TIP! A spare tire and a jack are valuable items to have in case of an emergency. Many new cars have these.

It is a good idea to keep a small set of tools in the back of your car for minor repairs on the road. You’re going to need to have some tire changing tools in this kit at the very least. If you lack a lug wrench and a jack, purchase both. Also have a few tools like a socket set, both a regular and Phillips head screwdriver, a crescent wrench and a torque wrench. Don’t buy poor-quality tools. Instead, buy better quality, sturdy tools that will not break when you need them to repair something.

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TIP! Take pictures of your car prior to having it serviced. Some disreputable garages will strip your car in order to up their bottom line.

As this article has shown you, it is possible to make minor repairs to your car without the need of an auto shop. At the same time, if you have to take your car to an auto shop, you now know how to save the most money and time. Most of the time, you can fix the issues yourself. Use these tips to get your car up and running again.

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