Save on vehicle maintenance, learn from your mechanic.
Can you confidently talk to your motor mechanic about the inner workings of your car and its issues? Do you know exactly what you are talking about and what needs to be repaired or replaced? Most probably not, else you won’t land up taking your car to a motor service centre in the first place.
But don’t worry, we can’t be specialists in everything, and there’s no need to feel intimidated when you talk to your mechanic. It helps to describe any issues or concerns that you’ve noticed in your vehicle in as much detail as possible. There’s no need to know the names of all parts, but it does help if you can describe each noise, rattle, or shudder and let the mechanic know more or less where it comes from. If it’s possible, go for a ride with the person who will work on your car so that you can point it out when you hear or feel the problem and he can experience it for himself.
It’ll be to your advantage to build a relationship with a service centre of your choice so that you can feel comfortable to ask questions and to learn more about your car. Vehicle maintenance is expensive, so you’d want to take care of your car and know what bad driving habits to avoid in the future to save on repairs and maintenance. After all, motor mechanics are experts in their field and are most likely happy to share knowledge of their favourite topic, so ask away for your own peace of mind. And, if it will help you understand the workings of your car better, ask your mechanic to show you what he’s talking about. Take a tour with him under your car’s hood and get to grips with what he’s describing and what it is you’ll