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Keeping the Cost of Repairs Down

As a car owner you will have realised that nothing is cheap anymore especially when it comes to lengthy repairs. Mechanics feel your pain, you will find good garages that will do you a favour and try to keep the cost as low as possible while still getting the job done, but with computerised systems, costly diagnostic tools and the way that today’s engines are packed together means that a basic water or fuel pump replacement can cost around £450 or more.

So how can you keep costs down? Here are some key ways in which to keep your motor running smoothly all year round.

Change your oil and coolant regularly, this may sound way too obvious but a recent survey into the way people treat their cars found that many people wait way too long to change their oil and the coolant thus resulting in a bad state of repair when it fizzles out, you may even face having to change the engine if you don’t take care of it.

Postponing your break and tire maintenance, this is proven to be a very bad idea as not only is it a risk to you but also a risk to anyone else. Also if you wait till you are so low on brake pads that you are grinding metal then this could mean that you are £600-£700 out of pocket. Whereas replacing the pads when they are due may cost just £150 or less which is a huge saving.

Know what repair should cost, another way to avoid some pricey repairs if you struggle to know these kinds of things then you can always get your sources from a well trusted source on the internet.

Finally when you are out there in the world of car repairs you need to make friends with as many people as you can. This can be equally rewarding because you can eventually get a discount on parts and labour if you have known them a long time.

Don’t just waste your money to get the job done shop around for the best price. If you are not sure about what one garage is like then you can ask around your friends to see if they have been there or can recommend a one to you to save you shopping around and save you time.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Katy Quinn About Us

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