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Car Repair Questions Answered

Car Repair Questions Answered

A lot of car owners today want to take it to themselves to make the car repair as much as they can help it. However, not all times will you be able to handle exactly what’s wrong with your car. But if you want to cut back on expenses, of course you’re going to find out if you can first, right? In that case, here are some of the most common car repair questions that you may have and the answers to help you decide if you can do the repair yourself or it’s far better to bring it to a car repair shop.

Q. Can I fix car dents at home?

A. A lot of people think that car dents and scratches are only fixable in car repair shops. However, that’s not always the case. Right now there are actually auto body fillers that you can buy over the counter to use for your car. The instruction manuals in these are usually very easy to follow and you can easily your very own professional mechanic.

Q. I can sometimes hear pings when I start my car. Do I need to bring my car for a tune up or can I fix it at home?

A. Your car is better off at the repair shop. However, don’t go into panic mode when the mechanic starts saying things that are wrong with your car. With the problem that you mentioned, it looks like a good tune up will be the appropriate solution. A typical tune-up will involve a checkup and/or replacement on the spark plugs, the distributor cap and rotor and the spark plug wires.

Q. I have a flat tire, but I’ve heard that it’s not recommended to replace only one tire. What should I do?

A. If you have a flat tire, you don’t necessarily have to replace it immediately. A quick stop at the repair shop can have it inflated in no time and you can already be on your way the same day.

If you are experiencing more serious problems that the ones listed above, you can always ask a professional mechanic for some tips. You would be surprised that a lot of them are really helpful to answer your inquiries, but be prepared if they should tell you that you need to leave your car in the shop for some major repairs.

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