car repair

When Not to Make A Repair To Your Car

Published on August 28, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
When Not to Make A Repair To Your Car
This question comes up a lot. How do I know when to get my car fixed, or just get another car? Thankfully the question comes up much more than the situation. There comes a time when a car reaches the end of it's reliable life. That means the car costs more to keep on the…
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Caution When Having Multiple Shops Fix Your Car

Published on August 27, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Caution When Having Multiple Shops Fix Your Car
I have mentioned before about getting an second opinion on car repair needs. I stand behind that advice for sure. There are times where taking your car multiple places is a bad idea regardless of cost. There are also times where saving a couple of dollars is not worth the time and trouble. A customer…
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Buying Tools To Fix Cars 101

Published on August 20, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Buying Tools To Fix Cars 101
Even if you are not a professional auto mechanic everyone should have some basic hand tools. But how do you know what tools to buy? Do buy the least expensive stuff you can find? Or save up and get the high end tools? Like every good question, the answer is, It depends. There are many…
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Should We Have Automotive “Right To Repair”?

Published on July 17, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Should We Have Automotive “Right To Repair”?
We have talked about "Dealership repair vs Aftermarket repair" many times before. One thing that I didn't touch on is the "Right to Repair" issue. This is legislation aimed at forcing auto manufacturers to provide more repair information and tool to the aftermarket. This is going beyond the how to information. Based on the legislation,…
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How To Tell If A Mechanic Is Ripping You Off

Published on July 9, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
How To Tell If A Mechanic Is Ripping You Off
This is a question that I get from people that I meet. It usually goes something like this. Oh, you are an auto mechanic. Well, I don't know anything about cars. How can I tell if a mechanic is ripping me off. I feel like, as a women, I am always getting taken advantage of…
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