You can get car and auto repair questions answered in many places around the Internet. Some are free services powered by a community of users. While others are of the paid variety where the network of experts are freelancers and looking to trade expertise for dollars.
I myself make the rounds to different automobile forums trying to help answer some automotive inquiries. Often people are looking for quick answers to very complex problems.
When people have car problems and they plan on fixing it themselves they often start things off with a search on the Internet for some free answers. There is nothing wrong with doing such a search.
Just be aware that a lot of times you get what you pay for. Or even worse, you can be sent in the wrong direction with some bad car repair advice.
Services like Yahoo answers and multiple online automotive forums provide a valuable service, but you must remember the people answering questions may not be qualified to do so.
If you post an auto repair questions to one of these services please take the time to investigate the answers that you received before you take action.
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As a full-time mechanic my time to help others on the Internet for free is very limited. I have also found that when I post on automotive forums or Yahoo answers that my response is posted a long with sometimes 10 or 15 others.
This is no good way to tell my researched and experienced answer from the ones posted by newbies.
Therefore, it’s very hard for the person with the automotive question to pick the best answer to solve their car problems. I’m sure you have seen the ask a mechanic now question boxes on this website.