What do you do to keep car repair costs down?
Do you go above and beyond on maintenance?
Do you do repairs yourself?
Do you only have a car under warranty?
Regular maintenance and careful driving play a big part in keeping repair costs down.
Thanks! Is there anything you do to save money on regular maintenance?
DIY when possible. Today, via online information, it's easier to learn about doing it yourself than ever. Connecting with a DIYr is also a benefit. Maintaining a savings plan for emergency vehicle repair is also important.
For me personally I choose to drive cars that are low-frills basic transportation machines. The bigger, heavier and fancier your car is the higher the cost of ownership is going to be under any conditions.
I currently drive a Chevy HHR, it's akin to the Cobalt, not known to be a great car, but it fits the bill for a no-frills ride.
I do my own oil changes, tire changes, and fluid top ups. Every little bit counts.
by David Livermore 2 years ago
Should I trade my car in?This July I would have owned my Mini Cooper for four years. It will be out of warranty and I've had constant issues with it. The closest dearlership is about an hour or so drive from my city. Local places are unable to do a good enough of a repair job so I...
by Stacie L 4 months ago
I bought a new Honda crv in 2003 and still drive it.I have only spent $2000 for normal maintenance, not counting tires. I see many people in my town driving older cars and wonder how long people on here have owned and drive their car that they bought new?
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