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How You Can Avoid Getting Fleeced by a Mechanic

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Car Maintenance, Legal Issues | Comments Off on How You Can Avoid Getting Fleeced by a Mechanic

For drivers who find themselves in need of a new mechanic, possibly because the old one moved away or retired, finding one you can hopefully trust is easier said than done. Most car owners know the basics of car maintenance but not much beyond that, leaving them with a considerable inability to tell if their prospective mechanic is competent or not. In this type of uncertain situation, drivers could, in a worst-case scenario, end up signing their service agreement and shackled with a $1,000 bill over something as simple as a timing belt replacement. Whether it’s because a mechanic is incompetent or duplicitous, no one ever wants to live the worst-case scenario. Luckily, people don’t need to be auto experts to prevent a mechanic fleecing them—they can protect themselves through research, planning, and a mindset that questions everything. Choosing...

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How to Change a Fuse

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Car Maintenance, Safety Tips | Comments Off on How to Change a Fuse

When it comes to a vehicle’s fuses, it can be frustrating whenever one blows. This is how fuses are designed—in that a circuit with too much electricity moving through it causes the fuse to blow to prevent damage or even a fire—but that doesn’t stop it from being a hindrance. Luckily, fuses are both easy to replace yourself and inexpensive, requiring only a few steps before the task is done. Drivers can even store extra fuses inside the fuse panel for their vehicle or their glove compartment the next time this happens. Follow the guide below and get a full understanding of how to change a fuse. Find Fuse Panel To begin, check the vehicle’s owner’s manual to see where you can find the fuse panel. While this can certainly vary, most car models place their fuse panel in...

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