We're all concerned about gasoline prices right now and how to save money on gas.
There are a few things that everybody can do right away to help save some gas money...
During every change of the season, the mix of gasoline and ethanol at the pump changes. This always causes problems, especially with your fuel filter.
What do you do if you start hearing or have been hearing a weird noise?
The easy answer is to get an inspection by ASE Certified Tech. They can find the cause and also find other damage it may have caused.
To protect yourself, though, you should take the time to listen to turn off the CD player, roll down the window - and listen to your car:
Keep a note pad in the car and make notes on problems as they come up:
Take your notes to your tech - AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE IT. Go for a test-drive with them and identify the specific problem. If you help them pin-point the problem, it will save you diagnostic time and money!
Here's my question to you: should price be the only consideration?
Would you pay a good doctor for diagnosis and then find a cheap, back alley butcher to do your surgery?
There is a huge difference in quality of labor and quality of parts in auto repair. Like I said, there are other, more important things to consider than price, like:
I've seen parts with holes and cracks in the castings right out of the box from every Asian country. Let me tell you from experience: cheap parts and cheap auto repair aren't worth your money.
Like most things in life, you get what you pay for...quality isn't expensive, it's priceless!
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