With the price of gasoline sky rocketing, many of us want to save money. But how do we save money on gasoline but still be able to use our cars? There are a lot of ways to get our bang for our buck. One of those ways is to properly maintain our vehicles. A properly maintained car will work in its highest capacity. When the engine is working properly it will burn the correct amount of fuel therefore getting rid of unnecessary intake of gasoline. Car dealers are the experts in maintaining cars after all they’re the one selling it. But are they the only experts? Car shops “talyers” are a cheaper option for us decerning customers. They offer the same amount of expertise with lesser harm to our pocket. In my experience Car dealers are great in maintaining our car but they are pricy and inflexible. On the other hand, it is hard to find a trustworthy car shop. In my humble opinion before buying a car you should know your car, how it works and how to spot a problem early on. Spotting a problem on its early stage is difficult but not impossible. When driving your new car you must listen and feel it, memorize that sound and feeling because most likely a new car has no problems yet. If you feel something has changed then there is something probably wrong with your car.
Choosing where to take your car for maintenance is going to be a question of budget. If your car is new and still under warranty, I suggest you take it to the dealer. If your car is out of warranty going to you trusted car shop is a option.
Here are some tips base on my experience.
Before going to either the dealer or the car shop, do some research first to find out what is the problem and how to fix it.
After you isolated the problem, check your car dealers website for promos or call them. If your going to a car shop do some research on where to find replacement parts for your car.
Sometimes replacement parts are cheaper if you buy them from your car dealer, you can even avail of promotions if there are any.
It never hurts to seek a second opinion.
If given a chance talk to other drivers you never know what knowledge you can pick up.
Owning a car is never an easy purchased. Once your new car steps out of the dealer you are already losing money.