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What Every Motorist Should Know About Auto Repair

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Auto Repair is something no motorist can avoid, unless you are trading cars every couple of years for brand new ones. Even then, you might get a lemon. The more you drive your car and the more miles you put on your engine, brakes, transmission and other systems, the more likely your vehicle is to need auto repair at some point. The question is when? This article on What Goes Wrong with Cars and When can give you some insight into what type of auto repairs may be looming in your future.

Repairs Your Car May Need:

If your car or truck is having a problem and you need auto repair advice such as how to diagnose your car problem or even how to fix it yourself, see the articles in this list of COMMON CAR PROBLEMS (by symptom).

For a more complete listing of car repair topics on the website, see our Alphabetical Index of Car Repair Articles

If you are searching for a local auto repair shop or other repair facility, see: Car Repair Shops

Another auto repair issue is that of avoiding Auto Repair Fraud & Ripoffs. Nobody wants to be overcharged or sold parts or services they don't really need by an unscrupulous mechanic. So take a look at this article on Auto Repair Guidelines.

Reducing the need for auto repair requires regular Car Maintenance such as oil changes, filter changes, checking vital fluid levels and making sure your vehicle is in good operating condition and is safe to drive. If your Check Engine Light is on, your vehicle has an emissions problem. Diagnosis with a scan tool will be required to determine why the light is on and what fault codes are present.

Auto repairs can be expensive. If you need some insights into what it might cost to fix your car, see this article on Auto Repair Costs.

If you want to fix your car yourself, here are some tips on which Auto Parts are replaced most often, and also where to buy Auto Parts.

If you are the do-it-yourself type and are not afraid to attempt some of your own car repair work, be warned that many car repair jobs today require special tools and know-how, things like an up-to-date scan tool that can access and read diagnostic trouble codes, sensor information and other operating data. In addition, you may need additional diagnostic information such as test specifications, wiring diagrams, parts locations and replacement procedures to fix your car. Auto Repair Manuals are available from various sources, and factory service information can be purchased online directly from the car makers. You can also get the same factory service information from automotive aftermarket suppliers:

Mitchell 1 DIY eautorepair manuals

Mitchell Repair Information for the Do-it-Yourselfer

Helpful Auto Repair articles:

Car Repair Advice: How Much Should It Cost To Get Your Car Fixed?

Car Repair Advice: How To Avoid Auto Repair Fraud Scams & Rip-Offs

Car Repair Advice: What Goes Wrong With Cars (and When)

Car Repair Advice: Most Often Replaced Car Parts

5 Car Noises You Should Not Ignore

5 Warning Lights You Should Never Ignore!

5 Ways To Save Money on Auto Repairs

5 Things Your Car May Need Now!

Look up Technical Service Bulletins & Recalls for Your Vehicle

OEM Automotive Service Information Websites & Access Fees

Trouble Code Help

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