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Options To Consider About Auto Repair It can be a very stressful situation when worrying as to what company to pick


for the auto repair, but so long as you know how to go about the method it might be rather easy. Every company will claim they have the best mechanics and provide the smallest prices, but clearly that may be far from the truth. The simplest way to know that you are getting the best repair to the lowest price is usually to spend some time to shop around. The first task to finding the right clients are to look for the reviews which were left by past customers. Most likely you might have more mechanics in your neighborhood than you may count. It can be hard to select which companies to even compare to others. Locate a site that offers the choice to see their reviews with a general star level. Following that you should certainly discover the top 10 companies in your neighborhood. Then you definitely should take time to browse the reviews which have been left by their past clients. Understand that there definitely is going to be negative reviews, no matter how good the business is, but the vast majority should be positive. Search for negative reviews that share the same issues, like being forced to bring their vehicle in a brief amount of time because it actually had not been yet fixed. Any shop should e capable of diagnose and repair an automobile the initial time. Through your initial list of 10 you must be able to narrow it to 3 different companies that are the very best. Then you can call each and get should they be willing to give you an estimate cost-free. In case they have made your top 3 list they ought to be a lot more than willing to do so. That way you can know what they believe to get the situation in addition to whatever they think it will cost. Upon having quotes from all of 3 then you can decide who to make use of. It may be tempting to decide simply depending on the cost, so how they treat you must also be looked at. Customer service is vital in relation to auto repair. If they are ready to explain everything to you and demonstrate that they feel you have value they are truly considering obtaining your business and keeping it. Think of every facet of your interaction prior to making a determination about which mechanic you imagine is advisable to service your car or truck. Every auto mechanic will claim they may have the most effective costs, from parts to service, but to be honest which they all differ often. Make time to investigate how others have felt with regards to their service, what their costs are and how you personally felt when you visited their shop. This can be the best way to locate a quality auto repair center that will meet your requirements and expectations.





FAQ's Auto Repair

What Is The Torque Sequence On A Ford Bronco 2 Head(Blown Head Gasket)?
6 Cylinder 2.8? Fuel Injected

try http://www.motorcraftservice.com they have free downloads

Inexpensive Auto Mechanics?
Inexpensive Auto Mechanics

Aka shade tree mechanics. Like me. Can do many basic things but sometimes need a scan run to see what a problem is so I don't have to replace 4 different parts trying to guess what is wrong. Haven't had a car of mine in a repair shop for 15 years and all 3 of them run great.

Car Issues...Blown Head Gasket And Antifreeze Leak?
I Have A 1997 Ford Contour Gl With Almost 112Kmi. Last Week When I Was Driving The Car At 55 Mph The Car Started Lurching Forward...Kind Of Like How It Feels When You Just Tap On The Accelerator And It Jumps Forward. I Pulled Over And Turned The Car Off To Check For Leaks And A Flat Tire, Nothing Happened. Went To Turn The Car Back On (Worked) And Started Driving Home...Which Was About Half A Mile. As Soon As I Started Driving (20 Mph) The Front Of The Car Started To Shake Really Bad (Is Not The Alignment), Made Groaning And Whaling Noises, And Would Not Accelerate Above 25 Mph. When I Finally Made It Home I Turned Off The Engine, Went To Call My Mechanic, And He Told Me To Turn It Back On But It Wouldn'T Start. I Have To Wait Two More Days Until I Can Get The Car Looked At But In The Mean Time I Tried To Jump Start The Car To See If It Would Start. It Took About 3 Tries And Then Just Letting The Car Charge From My Moms Car And It Finally Worked. Now The Car'S Exhaust Is Spewing White And The Antifreeze Is Brown/Rusted But Not Too Low. It'S Also Idling Really Rough And Over Heats Within A Minute. I Have Never Missed An Oil Change, So That Isn'T The Issue. I Also Have An Over Heating Issue And My Temp Gauge Isn'T Registering It (I Think That'S Just Broken). I Just Want To Know If Anyone Else Has Had This Issue Or Knows What It Could Be. I'Ve Been Told It May Be A Blow Gasket And An Antifreeze Leak Into The Oil. Wanted Some Opinions Before It Gets Looked At In 2 Days. I'M Trying To Figure Out If It Is Too Bad A Fix And If I Should Just Get A New Car. Please Do Not Answer This If You Have No Intention On Giving Me Advise For What May Be Wrong With The Car.

yes sounds like the head gasket but also could be the intaake manifold gasket and my advise is to buy a new car

Car Is Jumping? Original Owner Said Leaking Oil On Clutch?
I Bought A Used Ford Bronco A Few Days Ago And The Owner Said That It Started To "Buck" When Your In A Low Gear And Slowing Down. He Said That That When He Replaced The Engine (Not More Than 20,000 Miles Ago) He Stripped The Back Left Head Bolt And It Caused The Gasket To Loose Its Seal And Leak The Oil, Which Was Dripping Onto The Clutch And Causing It To Buck. Yesterday I Was Doing Some Routine Maintenance (New Spark Plugs And Distributor Cap+Roter) And Attempted To Loosen The Screws By Hand And Noticed That They Weren't Moving, Which Kinda Led Me To Suspect That The Bolt Wasn't Stripped. Before I Go About Any More Repairs, Could It Be Oil On The Clutch That Is Making It Buck? I've Searched Google And Couldn't Find Anyone Else With The Problem. If It Helps, Its A 86 Bronco Ii 5-Speed Tranny With A Brand New Crate 2.9L In It.

Yes, or a bad clutch.

1997 Toyota Camry Blown Head Gasket?
My Sister Bought A 1997 Toyota Camry Le And Drove It From Las Vegas To Los Angeles (About A 4 Hour Drive). About A Block Away From Her Home, He Engine Shut Off Due To It Overheating. She Poured Some Water In The Radiator And Was Able To Make It Home. She Later Noticed A Crack In The Radiator, And Knew That It Needed To Be Replaced. I Told Her To Buy Some Engine Coolant And Pour It Into The Radiator. I Also Told Her That Should Could Still Drive The Car As Long As She Did Not Let It Overheat. So The Next Day She Drove The Car To The Gas Station, Bought Some Coolant And Poured It In The Radiator. She Was On Her Way To The Shop (With A Friend Following Her) When White Smoke And Coolant Started Pouring Out Of Her Tail Pipe. I Know That She Has A Blown Head Gasket, But Here Is My Question. We Bought The Car From A Small Dealership In Nevada. I Know That Dealers Need To Do Some Type Of Inspection On There Cars Before They Are Able To Sell Them. I Also Know That Radiators Do Not Just Go Randomly, It Takes Time For Them To Go. Obviously The Head Gasket Being Blown Was Caused By The Car Overheating/The Radiator Being Blown. Is There Anything We Can Do In Reguards To The Dealership? What Should I Say When I Go In And Complain? Would I Be Able To Take This Up In Small Claims Court? Any Info You Can Provide Would Be Helpful.

Don't complain. It was bought "AS IS WHERE IS" and I'm sure that a NO WARRANTY release was signed at the deal.

There is no way to know when a head gasket is going to fail. Your sister may also have caused the bulk of the problem. She drove it for 4 hours, probably pretty fast (I've made that trip many times, everyone goes fast!). Engines don't just "shut off due to overheating" without warning. There had to have been a gauge on the dash that she paid no attention to.

You said, "She later noticed a crack in the radiator" and also said "She poured some water in the radiator." Cold water on hot parts can cause trouble! You also say "I also know that radiators do not just go randomly" well yes they can! I'm sure that the overheating during the trip caused excess pressure build up in the radiator. The tanks are plastic, they can't handle too much.

Now I am not saying that this was her fault, but I am saying that had she noticed the overheat and immediately had it checked, the cause could have been a minor trouble and the major trouble may could have been avoided.

Again. Don't complain ( as in whine, demand and act like the car lot owes you something, because legally they do not. You can however inform them of the problem and ask if they can help with repair costs, or another vehicle. Being so far away, I doubt they will but you can try.

One other thing here, You also said; "I know that dealers need to do some type of inspection on there cars before they are able to sell them" That isn't really true. There are some state inspections that must be done in some states, not sure about Nevada. There were no state inspections when I lived there. No laws require any inspection of longevity though. As long as the brakes, lights and safety stuff is good, it can go!

Your sister ought to complain to the independent mechanic who did the pre purchase inspection for her! ( I am betting that didn't happen huh?).

Is It A Blown Head Gasket Or A Problem With The Water Pump Or Something Else?
So My '93 Toyota Camry Is Heating Up Very Badly, We Changed The Thermostat But That Didnt Help. Here Are The Symptoms. 1: When Changing The Oil We Found Water In It, Although The Oil Itself Wasn'T Milky It Was Very Thick 2: The Car Gets Very Hot And Then Drops Suddenly Especially If I Speed Up Or If I Change From Drive To Neutral 3: A Bit Of White Smoke Did Come Out When I Started It Yesterday But It Was Only A Little Bit And Stopped Quickly 4: It Seems To Be Losing Coolant And A Very Quick Rate The Other Day I Was Stuck On The Freeway When It Got Hot And Redlined The First Time, I Tried To Get Off As Quickly As Possible But It Was Bumper To Bumper And I Wasnt Able To Get To The Side For A Good 10 Minutes Before I Could Shut The Car Off. What Do You Think?

Sounds like a blown head gasket.