Here are some online auto repair tips. Start off by doing some research into online auto repair manuals when it comes to repairing your own car or truck. Look around for free ones find used manuals or get them here.
It's important because they can help avoid a Diy car repair disaster. Example: When it comes to repairing your own car or truck it can go one of two ways. You can be successful and fix it right the first time.
Or you can make matters worse by creating additional problems. The latter will increase total costs and the down time of the automobile in question. Let me give you a real life example of this. I had a nice guy e-mail me for some tips with a no start condition on his ford truck. My advice to him was to get a no start diagnostic tree chart online from one of the big three providers.
My favorite online manual from All Data has very well done and in my opinion easy to follow no start diagnostic charts for cars and trucks. They are well done because they come from the factory service manuals.
These tree charts come with pictures and helpful online auto repair tips. The gentleman told me he could not afford the $29 and his brother thought replacing the distributor would fix the problem. A new aftermarket (cheap one) distributor was $650.
He purchased and replaced the distributor but this did not repair the problem with the car. It was also not returnable because most electrical parts have a no refund policy to avoid the try before you buy auto parts shopper.
Know when the auto repair is over your head and get the needed help before the repair operation snowballs into something ugly. This happens to me all the time and I have been doing this for 26 years. So back to the story.
Once again I advised that a service manual was needed for this diagnosis. He ignored my advice and replaced the coil, cap, rotor, wires and spark plugs. It Still would not start. Now he's a thousand dollars deep in car parts that didn't need replacement. The guy who could not afford $29.95.
Finally he towed the car to the auto repair shop and they fixed it for about $500.00 by replacing the fuel pump. So just shy of two grand later he was motoring again. And to let you know step 1 on the diagnostic tree chart was an in-depth procedure with pictures for checking for fuel delivery. Also they had a fuel pump technical service bulletin for this year car.
Use all the tools available to you on the internet. You can get paper auto repair manuals sent to your door with online ordering. You can also get access to an online manual instantly (more info below). Or you can get answers to your specific automotive question almost instantly with justanswer.com.
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