Repair costs hit car owners hard

Many of us buy a new car because we presume that the chance of something going wrong is less likely, plus for the first three years your car should be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. After warranty expired, we have no choice but find another car service center to save costs. Manufacturer dealers offer extended warranty but overall labour costs and repairing costs are increasing.

45% motorists retained by dealers even after warranty. They are more quality conscious and ready to pay heavy, but trend is changing now. With increase in petrol prices, car owners could be feeling more strained than ever and would like to save repairing costs.

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Avoid car maintenance can result in more costly problems

Cost of car maintenance and car servicing may be hard to consume, postponing regularly scheduled maintenance actually can result in more costly problems in the long run.

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• Not changing the oil on time. Oil changes are part of the regularly scheduled car maintenance intervals. The manufacturer may recommend changing the oil at specific intervals, sometimes as high as every 10,000 miles, or when an oil monitoring sensor indicates the oil is dirty. So, the first step in being “on time” knows what is recommended for your vehicle.

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Car brake problems and maintenance

Nothing stinks worse than having brake trouble and getting taken for a ride by your mechanic. Get the best information on brake repair so you do not get scammed at the workshop. The braking system is a complex system which needs proper maintenance and care over the lifetime of your car.

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Before you start work, make sure you have a good repair manual. We recommend step-by-step instructions on changing your brakes. Your car’s brake system is a complex grouping of parts which serve a critical role in keeping you safe. No other system in the car is as important for your safety. Keeping your brake system in tip-top shape should be your top priority.

 

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Avoid car maintenance can result in more costly problems

• Not changing the oil on time. Oil changes are part of the regularly scheduled car maintenance intervals. The manufacturer may recommend changing the oil at specific intervals, sometimes as high as every 10,000 miles, or when an oil monitoring sensor indicates the oil is dirty. So, the first step in being “on time” knows what is recommended for your vehicle.

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Car brake problems and maintenance

Nothing stinks worse than having brake trouble and getting taken for a ride by your mechanic. Get the best information on brake repair so you do not get scammed at the workshop. The braking system is a complex system which needs proper maintenance and care over the lifetime of your car.

Before you start work, make sure you have a good repair manual. We recommend step-by-step instructions on changing your brakes. Your car’s brake system is a complex grouping of parts which serve a critical role in keeping you safe. No other system in the car is as important for your safety. Keeping your brake system in tip-top shape should be your top priority.

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Basic care extend the life of your car

Basic car care does not require any sophisticated understanding of cars or their systems. A few simple steps, some regular checks, and addressing issues promptly can greatly extend the life of your car.

Regular checks: Basic car care is often simply a matter of popping open the hood and taking a look at the engine of your car. Some basic car care starts with examining the exterior. Check your tyres to make sure they are inflated properly. This should be an actual check with a tyre pressure gauge.

Other visual checks that require almost no vehicle mechanics knowledge include the following:

1. Body and bumper damage, which should be monitored for insurance purposes
2. Leaking fluids under the car, including oil, power and brake fluid, transmission
3. Smoke in vehicle exhaust
4. Engine or fluid warning lights

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