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Should You Really Leave Auto Repair To Your Professional Mechanic? Every car reduces

at some point, and that's a well known fact! Having said that, some cars are more prone to malfunctioning than others, and in case you're inside a tough situation, you could be left to wonder: do i need to attempt a DIY auto repair or engage a mechanic? An oil change is a great demonstration of something even a novice driver could do, but if you have problems beyond that, getting a car mechanic to accomplish the repairs might be a wise decision and here's why: Experience You possess simply no idea what you're doing and you may actually end up making things worse. Even if you feel like you're a DIY savvy person, you could end up causing other parts of your car to malfunction. Not forgetting, you simply do not know what's actually wrong with the vehicle, if you do not bring it apart and hope with all your might you are able to place it together again again. An automobile mechanic has been accomplishing this for years and he can readily diagnose and repair any problem your automobile may be against. Right Tools You will need the proper tools as well as a decent workspace to get started on focusing on auto repair. If you do not happen to have a full garage with tools and equipment devoted to this task, you will have to put money into the desired tools to fix your car or truck. Needless to say, without prior experience handling car repair, you may possibly not know what you must purchase, not forgetting, you might never start using these tools again. Working with a professional car mechanic can eliminate the requirement for anyone to invest money into equipment and tools you're unlikely to make use of again because he will currently have everything available. Speedy Repairs In the event you simply have one household car you need to use to get to work with time, you need to ensure that your particular car is fixed without delay. Needless to say, if you attempt a DIY repair, things may go wrong, and in many cases after they don't, it takes you plenty additional time to obtain your car running than if you were to hire a mechanic. You could have your car or truck out from commission for a day or two when taking it to some mechanic, nevertheless it sure beats not being able to start working! Spend Less Perhaps one of the more compelling good reasons to drop your automobile off for repair with a mechanic's is to save money. You won't must invest money into tools, equipment, and auto parts you may never need. In addition to, while your vehicle has run out of commission, you might have to rent an auto or go ahead and take bus-- costing you more income! Employing a mechanic for auto repair can save you from the long haul, specifically if you take into consideration that a task well done can prolong the life span of your own vehicle. The next occasion your car provides you with trouble, why not stop with a car mechanic's?

FAQ's Auto Repair

How Do I Become An Auto Mechanic?
Penn Foster Correspondents School Has A Course For Auto Technician. I Just Don'T See How You Can Learn How To Fix Vehicles Through The Mail. So My Question Is How Do I Become An Auto Mechanic And Is It Even Possible? I Don'T Know Anything About Cars And I Am Not In Love With Them Either. However I Do Like Making Money And Saving Money And Fixing Cars Seems Like I Could Make Money Fixing Them As Well As Save Money Doing My Own Repairs Myself. So Is It Possible For Somebody Like Me To Learn How To Work On Cars And Is There An Actual School? Most People I Know Just Kind Of Picked Up Many Things Through Trial And Error Doing It Themselves And Whatever Little Bit They Learned In Auto Shop At School. I Never Took Auto Shop And Have Usually Paid Somebody To Do The Work. Now I Would Like To Learn Myself. I Live In Hartford,Wisconsin And Was Wondering If Anyone Knows Of A School Where I Could Become A Mechanic?


Thank you for your interest in the Penn Foster Auto Repair Program.

Many people who have tried their hand at Auto Repair without any formal training have either quickly failed, or, have had slow success in their careers. Although hands-on training is certainly essential to learning this trade effectively, there are many reasons why you should consider completing a training program before attempting to go and work in the field.

For instance, a well-trained mechanic must first have knowledge in the many different systems of a vehicle, how they work together for proper auto operation; the correct assembly of the parts and their functions. Additionally, it is equally important to be properly trained in understanding the use of common tools and materials, and how to correctly, (and safely) remove and install auto components. Safety, again is a serious consideration not only to avoid personal injury, but for the final outcome of your job, since your customer, their families, for example, will be relying on what you have completed will be safe.

Having said this, as an Auto Mechanic you will be required to understand how to read diagrams, charts, and reference repair manuals. Since you will often be collaborating with a team and/or your manager, as well as your customer, you must be able to communicate with other people effectively to be sure that the proper diagnosis and plan of action to complete a repair is necessary.

You must also be able to have good problem solving skills. You will often be presented with unusual circumstances, where you have to rely on your math and problem solving skills to get the job done efficiently. Having the right training will benefit you in many ways and can set you apart from other entry-level auto repair positions, including opportunities to grow in the field, such as a supervisor or owner of your own business.

Penn Foster’s program is a thoroughly designed course of study that is carefully planned to train students with little or no prior auto repair knowledge, although commonly many of our students have some practical experience but no formal education. It may interest you that many of our students have been sponsored by their employers, such as General Motors, for example, to complete this training—the course has been looked upon very favorably as a worthwhile course.In addition, Penn Foster Auto Repair Students will receive 5 valuable National Institute for Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE) Certification Exam prep manuals that will help you prepare for ASE certification in 5 popular automotive disciplines!

As you can see from above the training overall will not only strengthen your knowledge and skills, but, will give you more confidence in your ability as a good mechanic. It will also demonstrate to any employer or potential customer that you have mastered the essential skills to do the job right—a very important factor in determining repeat business which will determine your success as a mechanic.

I hope this helps!We hope to see you as a student!

2003 Toyota Camry Idle Problem.?
I Had To Just Start My 02 Camry With Another Car And With Cables, I Got Home Removed The Battery And Had It Tested,Not Good. Installed The New Battery, Now The Car Starts As It Should, But The Idel Goes Lower Than Normal And Shakes Then The Car Stalls, I Had The Alternator Checked,Working Fine, No Check Engine Lights Are On In The Car And I Have To Keep My Foot On The Gas To Keep The Car From Stalling. Any Ideas? Help.. Please

could be cam lupe out of spec, bad head gasket, or injectors gone bad, if you car start overheating it's time to take to a good friend or good mechanic make sure you have some money overhead jobs could be cost a good pennie amount

1998 Ford Contour 2.0 -4 Cyl.?
Ouit Runnig Going Down The Road Now It Tuns Over Really Fast Timming Belt Still Good If Head Gasket Went Would That Be The Problem?

No compression? recheck that timing belt :(

Where Can I Get The Simple Automotive Repair Course?
Hi Friends Can Anyone Tell Me Where Can I Get The Simple Automotive Repair Course And Also Tell Me The Cheapest Course Center To Join This Automotive Course..

The automotive course includes:
* Basic Engine Management Systems
* Driveability Diagnostics
* Drivetrain Systems
* Chassis
which includes from basics from the overall of the automotive repairs....

I Have A 95 Toyota 4Runner That Cuts Out Uphills Or On Accelaration- Especially After Warmed Up...Any Ideas?

you didn't give the miles on the engine, so it can be many things....95 was the last year of the 3liter(96 went to a 3.4 twin cam) and it has EFI. Some initial checks are needed, such as worn plugs and ignition wires-cap/rotor etc. Early 3.0 had a lot of issues with head gaskets and while the 95 had improved head gaskets-it is a possibility. Check your coolant and oil level(cold) and check for moisture under the oil cap( a sign of coolant getting into combustion chamber). Based off your description, as a tech for Toyota- I would look at the injectors being partially plugged. It happens at higher miles or from getting poor quality fuel. A Toyota shop can check the VF voltage(voltage feedback) to see what the ECU is driving the injectors as an indicator, but will charge an hour inspection for this svc. If this is the problem, the manifold will have to be removed and injectors sent out--snake oil in a can will not effectively clean them at this point.

Can You Help Me With My Car Problem?
Ok. I'Ve Had My Rear Struts Replaced, A New Timing Belt, Oil Changes/Brake Fluid And Air Filters Kept Up. My Car Has An Ongoing Problem, And It'S Gotten So Bad That I Cannot Start It Now Unless I Apply The Brake And When I'M Driving It'S Uncomfortable. I'Ve Been Close To Stranded A Couple Times With It. I Just Don'T Trust My Car Now! Unless I Hold The Brake Pedal, When I Turn The Key The Car Just Whirs At Me Like It Would If The Battery Had Gone Bad. Or The Starter. When It Just Makes That Pitiful Repetitive Sound Of Trying To Start. If I Apply The Brake It Does Start After A Little Bit Of Turning The Key. When I'M Finally Driving The Car Jerks... Mostly When I Maintain Decent Speeds Or Try To Accelerate Quickly. The Rmp Gauge (I Think It'S In 1000S) Will Be Heading Up Towards Approx 3 Or So, Then Suddenly Drop To Less Than 1. It Seems To Catch Itself Quickly, And It'Ll Go Back Up.. But It Gets In These Ruts Sometimes Where It'Ll Just Keep Doing It Repeatedly, And It'S Like You'Re Sitting In A Chair And Someone'S Just Shaking You All Over The Place. Could It Be The Fuel Filter Or Pump Or Something? I Don'T Know Anything About Cars.. Just Wanted Some Ideas!

First of all you did not mention what car it is. Like make, model, year, how many miles too.
About the brake pedal. Are you pressing it to give it gas at the same time so the car wont stall or what? If you are then there is a fuel problem. Even a vacuum leak problem as well. Take it to a shop to check the fuel pressure and vacuum pressure.
If they detect a fuel pressure problem then it could be a bad fuel filter, fuel relay or fuse (cheap fix) or a bad fuel pump or fuel regulator leaking (expensive on some models).
If its a vacuum leak then you have a lower intake gasket problem. The part costs around $35 - $80 dollars. Not inlcuding labor, so you need to shop around and get quotes.
The worst thing it could be is a head gasket problem. That you are looking at $500 - $1000 dollars in parts and labor. I just hope you dont have a chrysler vehicle, cause if you do, GOOD LUCK!
Either way, give me some more info on your car.