There are times when you may need to have your car fixed. A big investment like a car needs to be accompanied with some basic knowledge. This article can help you the next time vehicle problems arise.
Be sure that you have an A.S.E. certified mechanic before they are allowed to work on your vehicle. If a mechanic has this certification, then they have taken a test and have a minimum of 2 years experience. This means you will have an expert working on your car.
Your radiator needs to be looked over regularly. Keep your car running then shut the engine for several minutes before opening the hood. You never want to open up the radiator if your car is still running. Use a dipstick to gauge how much radiator fluid you have, keeping in mind that most types need to be diluted with water.
Prior to having your car repaired, ask how much you will have to pay. If you don’t understand something, talk to the mechanic first. You don’t want to be hit with unexpected charges after the repairs are done.
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