Make sure that you always keep a spare tire and jack in your vehicle. A lot of newer vehicles are already equipped with these things. They are extremely helpful if your car experiences a problem while you are out on the road and you don’t want to call a tow truck. Changing your tire is a simple process that can save you an expensive visit from an auto service vendor.
Referrals will lead you to a great mechanic. Ask the people you know for their recommendations. Ask about the quality of the work, what it cost and what perks were offered. People will let you know how their experience went.
When taking your vehicle to a shop, ask any questions you may have about it. Your questions should focus on the problems your car has and also what steps you can take to prevent this problem from occurring in the future. Preventative measures will save you a whole lot of money in the long run.
Record all of the work that you have had done on your vehicle. Keep these records inside your vehicle. This will significantly help you or the mechanic locate any potential problems you may be having. As a result, a lot of time can be saved in locating these problems.
Keep an eye open for a shop that takes off your good tires and puts older ones on. They do this to gain money from your lack of knowledge. Prior to going there, you should put chalk on the tires so they’re marked. If the chalk is not present when you go pick up the car, you have definitely been had.
Be sure to wash your car often so as to prevent rust. All cars will rust up eventually, but you may delay it considerably by ensuring all chemicals and salts are washed off quickly. Wax is also important.
Ask for OEM parts. These parts are directly from the manufacturer of your vehicle. Generic parts can be cheaper but OEM parts will last longer and usually come with a better warranty. What may seem like a deal now can cost twice as much as buying OEM in the first place.
Always carry a good emergency kit in the trunk of your car. Assemble a kit that has tools for changing tires, charging the battery and putting more gas in the car. It is also wise to include a flashlight, some fresh batteries and a blanket in case your vehicle breaks down in cold weather or at night.
Now you possess the information needed to get your car fixed correctly every time. Be steadfast when you are dealing with your car problems, and do not let any mechanic swindle you.
Here at Sixfields Tyres & Autocentres, our team are specialists within the automotive industry, we have years of experience working on a wide range of different vehicles
For more information, be sure to get in touch with our team today on 01604 759791