Depending on what the problem is, will
outline how you should approach the repairing your car. The first
and main consideration to make when repairing your car is, "is it
How serious is the problem with your car? The general rule with car
problems is that it's only going to get worse the more you drive
with it. The symptoms of any problem may come and go, but that's
only hiding the real issue that may take other parts with it when it
finally dopes fail. The best solution is to get the problem
diagnosed as soon as possible.
How to diagnose a problem with your car? This question may be an
impossible issue to help you with. However we can give you a few
general tips when diagnosing a car problem. Firstly if it's a simple
problem such as a flat tire, you may as well go straight to choosing
a garage for the work to be done.
Other car problems need a lot more
research to find a solution. A good way to get free car repair
advice is to search on the internet for car owners clubs that match
your make and model of vehicle. Many cars have certain faults which
are common to that vehicle. So the best people to ask, are people
that own those cars and take great pride in collecting them. Most cars
have owner clubs set up on the internet, and most have members who
will be only to pleased to help you.
Finally you can take it to a garage, but this requires great trust
in garages and mechanics that you may never have met or heard. So
ask around about the reputation of garages and how they deal with
customers before using them.
These tips may help you avoid problems or
- Do not try to diagnose the problem unless you are
- When looking for a repair shop, ask your friends
or coworkers for recommendations.
- Shop around before agreeing to expensive repairs.
- Before you have a vehicle repaired, get a written
estimate for repairing the vehicle, including teardown and
- If a repair shop suggests repairs that you
question, ask for a written reason why the repairs are needed.
- Ask the repair shop if it guarantees its work
(labor, parts or both). If so, all terms of the guarantee must be in
- If you are asked to sign a document, take a copy
of it for your records.
- Never sign a blank document.
- Leave a telephone number where you can be
- Be sure to ask the repair facility to
explain to you what the differences may be if compared to Original
Inspect and receive replaced parts.
First Aid Kit
If you put your own
emergency car kit together, make sure none of the items are in glass
bottles or vials – put them in plastic containers with tight lids,
first aid kit should include:
- Sterilized gauze bandage
- Sterilized gauze pads
- Plastic band strips
- Disinfectant salve, Mercurochrome, Merthiolate,
- Small scissors
- Aspirin or other pain relievers
- Something to relieve itching, burning eyes
- Hand sanitizer
vehicle tool kit includes :
- Screwdrivers – Phillips and flat head
- Set of good socket wrenches
- Duct tape
- Electrical wire tape
- Electrical wire spray
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Small fire extinguisher
- Jumper cables
Make sure there's a jack and a lug wrench in the
vehicle and that the spare tire is inflated to its proper pressure.
See Owner's Manual for recommended tire pressure numbers.