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An Article To Teach You All About Auto Repair

TIP! Be prepared for any emergency by equipping your car with a well stocked emergency kit. It should have tire changing tools, a battery charger and tools to top up your gas tank.

Your car does a lot for you each day. Perhaps you’re not sure if you know enough about cars, but are willing to learn. If so, this article will teach you how to perform routine maintenance.

TIP! Always ask lots of questions when your car is at the shop. You should ask about the problems you have and what to do to avoid them in the future.

Always carry a good emergency kit in the trunk of your car. This kit will include the necessary tools for successfully charging a battery, changing a tire and adding gas to your tank. A few blankets, flashlights and spare batteries are also great to have.

TIP! Ask for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. These parts are the genuine article, produced by your car’s original manufacturer.

Make sure that you wash your car frequently to reduce rust and corrosion. Rust is an inevitability, but you can stave it off for a good while. A good wax is your best friend: a friend that will protect that shiny new paint job for a long time.

TIP! If you do not have headlights that are shining bright enough, you may need to clean them. Sometimes the road’s greasy residue can get on a light and reduce the output of light.

Look up your local body shop’s reviews online. This is a good way of getting an idea on what other customers think of the mechanic’s skills and customer service. You can use the information to find a place you’ll feel comfortable spending your money at.

TIP! Before having repairs, see if you can diagnose the problem. You will not be duped, and you can save tons of money when you find out the problem yourself.

Make sure your headlights are clean if they don’t look as bright. Sometimes there is a residue that covers them from the streets and that can make them dirty so they cannot put out enough light. Be sure to clean them with a strong glass solvent in order to get the best light possible.

TIP! Ask your mechanic if he has had experience working on your type of car. Basic components are usually the same, but there are big differences in different types of cars.

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 need to include a complete tire changing kit. Get a lug wrench or a jack. Your tool kit should contain these items: socket wrenches, ratcheting tools, a wrench for torque and one that is adjustable, and both a Phillips and a flat head screwdriver as well. Never skimp when buying tools. Instead, buy better quality, sturdy tools that will not break when you need them to repair something.

TIP! Always get a second opinion, a reputable mechanic will not be offended because he knows his diagnosis will be confirmed. Although most auto shops are reliable, you don’t want to pay too much.

As was stated earlier, it is important to take proper care of cars. Simple maintenance tips can help you save so much money and keep you out of the auto repair shop. The information here will help you keep your car running smoothly.

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