Car secrets that only experienced drivers know

Are you a drivers who trust their car mechanic implicitly?
Good for you if you have found a true professional who takes good care of your vehicle. Unfortunately not all mechanics are responsible and honest with their customers. There are several things they don’t want to know so that they can take advantage of you when you bring your car in.


 
Your car battery should be replaced.
Have you ever heard from your mechanic that your car battery has died?
While in some cases it’s a true story, some car services do their best to talk you into spending your money. But the truth is that the biggest problem with the battery comes not from the battery itself but from the wires connected to it. The spots where they were attacked to the battery get damaged by corrosion. As a result, the battery cant provide your car with as much power as before. Some people fix this problem with the help of coca-cola. They pour soda over the places where the wires are attached to the battery, and the coke gets rid of the corrosion. You can also save on the cost of a new battery if you first try to recharge the one you have. Its often enough to make it work properly again. But there is one more important thing you should know about car batteries. The longer they wait on the shelf before someone buys them, the more they degrade. When you decide to get a new battery or have a mechanic replace your old one, ask to see its manufacture date. You should choose one that’s less than a month old. Otherwise, you will have to replace it much earlier than you were supposed to – in a year.

You need to change the oil as soon as possible.

You have probably heard from some mechanics that you need to change the oil in your car. Every 3000 miles. However various car experts state that the earliest you should start to worry about an oil change is after driving a minimum of 7500 miles. Moreover there is a professional opinion that if you change the oil every 10000 miles. You don’t cause any harm to your vehicle. Rather than changing oil too often, makes sure your car doesn’t run out of it. Again some mechanics may tell you that dirty oil can damage your car engine. But you should remember that in modern cars, oil eventually burns off and evaporates. Thus the cleanliness of your oil doesn’t matter that much. On the other hand the level of oil does decrease so you should buy new oil regularly and add.

You need to replace your brake pads right now.

You probably agree that no one can ignore the terrible screeching of car brakes. Most people get freaked out and rush to a mechanic to have their car fixed. What they don’t know is that the most likely cause of these terrible sounds is rust on the break pads. Luckily this can be easily removed by brushing scraping or blasting off. Some people do it themselves after watching a couple of youtube videos. Most garages will be happy to do this procedure for you for a modest sum of money. Sadly not all mechanics are ready to tell you that the problem is as simple as rust. They will inform you that you need a whole new set of break pads. Be cautious and if you have any doubts about this “diagnosis” consult another mechanic. Break pads don’t really need to be changed until they were 90% worn. If your mechanic tells you to replace pads are 50% worn, don’t fall for it. The thing with brakes is that people prefer to play it safe- and some mechanics use this to make more money.

Drop in for free inspection

Some car service centers attack client by promising free bumper to bumper examinations of their vehicles. When you get such an offer from a garage you may think “well why not?” it's free, That’s where you might be wrong. After you bring your car in a mechanic will most likely discover that it has tons of problems which is fixed right away. If you fall for this scheme, you can waste a fortune on unnecessary repair. It's always better to go to a garage only when there's really something wrong with your car.

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