Although it is quite good to have your own car because it offers easiness whenever you have to travel. You can follow your own schedule and are not bound by the routes, large fares and timings of buses or other transport but it requires one effort that no one owing a car ever liked. Every now and then you need a car check up to make sure it is smooth and okay if you don’t then you might end up in a big hassle all together. Here, a proper guide is presented that will help you save money as much as possible whenever you are thinking of car repairing.
No matter how much you try to avoid a car repair eventually you have to get it done so first of all look for a trust worthy and reliable garage, those who won’t thrust you with long bills. Try to find a good mechanic near you (possibly one with good reviews or feedback), one who treats you well and is quite reasonable and once such garage is found you are recommended to stick to them forever since you will then build a strong trust worthy relationship with them.
The above tip doesn’t mean that you have to trust blindly, in case you feel they are over charging you, you should definitely take a look around in other good garages and ask an estimate for the work you need to be done for your car. Let the garage people look at your vehicle and give estimate DONOT share the estimate from previous garage with them. Or one other way could be that if you have a slight idea about what is wrong with your car you should go to the car forums on internet, post your problem and get people reviews and suggestions.
These days with modern cars there is a scanner associated. Whenever light on your dashboards glow or you sense your car going insane you should go for OBD (On Board Diagnostics) and try to fix it yourself through the app on your smartphone as these OBDs come along with codes.
Moreover, one thing you have to do when you own a car is to believe that you can repair it too. Not the major repairs like motor or engine stuff but small amends and changes that can easily be done if you have a proper guide about it, have seen someone doing it or have read in a book or seen a video. These can be changing fluids of your vehicles (engine oil, water etc), replacing air filters. Once you get the idea you’ll notice how easy it is to do such small tasks and how you have been wasting money at garages. Also if you do it yourself now and then you’ll get an idea about time and effort needed and next time whenever you go to a garage for auto repair you can easily estimate the cost for repair and save yourself from being overcharged.