I found this great article on lowering the cost of car repairs, and thought I would pass them along to my fellow female drivers. We’ve covered tips on car maintenance before, but it never hurts to have a refresher. Plus, these are great common sense ideas for lowering that yearly maintenance bill. I’ve linked related articles from the CarHelp archives!
Deseret News recommends:
1. Take it to a professional when you know something needs attention – Find a reputable mechanic. Get an estimate. Let them know you’re on a budget, and ask for ways to reduce that bill.
2. Buy parts yourself – Get the names of the needed parts from your mechanic, then order them online at cut-rate prices.
3. Buy refurbished parts – If you can, go with refurbished or generic brand parts. Again, ask your mechanic before purchasing. He’ll know when this isn’t a good idea.
3. Do minor repairs yourself – Use a repair manual and figure out how to replace a headlight or fuse yourself.
4. Maintain your car – Get the oil changed, rotate the tires, etc. This will keep your car in top running condition.
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