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Car Owner Do’s and Don’ts: Car Repair

April 19, 2017
When it comes to getting your car repaired, there are many things to factor in. You have to know your vehicle. Could the squeaky noise it’s making mean there’s something wrong, or is it normal? How much should a certain repair cost? How long can it wait to be repaired before there are serious damages? There can be so many questions. Luckily, I know a little bit about cars and am willing to pass along some of my knowledge. Here are a few simple do’s and don’ts when it comes to getting your vehicle repaired.

When Something Seems to Be Wrong

DON’T: Just assume it’s something really bad or nothing at all. If you are hearing a loud noise or if your car seems to be doing something weird and unusual, do not try to diagnose or fix it if you are not sure what’s exactly wrong with it. DO: Schedule a service appointment for your vehicle to have it checked out.  

If Something Is Wrong and It Is Worse Than You Expected

DON’T: Jump right into getting the problem fixed. It is okay to wait and get another opinion. DO: Ask what the time sensitivity is on the car repair, and take it somewhere else to get another opinion. You always want to make sure the issue is exactly what was told to you before you waste money on getting the wrong thing fixed.  

After Your Car Has Been Repaired

DON’T: Be so quick to jump back into your old driving habits, especially if it was the cause of your car needing to be repaired. DO: Pay attention to your car. Learn to recognize how it drives when it is in perfect condition versus when it is in poor condition. Make sure to get routine oil changes and check ups. Take the best care of your car so that you won’t have to run into getting repairs often.   Do you need your vehicle repaired? Bring your car by one of the McCarthy Auto Group dealership service centers!

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