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Taking Your Car in for Repair?
Before taking your car in for repairs, you may want to check
our website for Free questions and answers for your
particular car, learn how some basic systems work, get
information on some common problems for your car or truck,
or just learn about basic terminology.
The more information you have, the more intelligent you will
be when car repairs are needed. The repair shop will inspect
your car and give you an estimate of repairs before
beginning the work. It is a good idea to ask to see the
damaged or worn parts before repairs are made.
Whenever possible, insist on factory OEM parts. There are
many aftermarket companies that try to duplicate car parts.
The old saying 'You get what you pay for' is very real when it
comes to car repair.
If you are not sure of the reason the part must but replaced
ask the technician to show you the specific damage and why
the part has failed. This is were the more knowledge you
comes in very handy.
It never hurts to get a second opinion. Once you have
received the first estimate, try checking around at a few
shops and make an informed decision. Car repair can get
very expensive if not properly diagnosed.
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