There’s nothing more annoying than paying your car repair bills. The time-consuming expensive hassle feels as though it could have been completely avoided. It doesn’t have to be so bad, though, as there are some proven ways to save money on your car repairs. If you follow the aforementioned instructions to the letter, you won’t be scratching your head in frustration every time your car needs a mechanic to fix it.
1. Get your own code reader and do your own diagnostics
These days, thanks to the technological advancements in the modern world, you can easily diagnose the problems in your car with the help of a simple OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics, the built-in diagnostics and reporting technology built into most modern cars) scanners. You will also need to download an app on your phone to help you diagnose issues and perform diagnostics. Basically, when your car starts beeping like crazy, there’s an OBD code associated with it. The codes and beeps are then translated into real language by the app. And then, you can understand the true problem. Although many apps simply help drivers keep track of performance and fuel economy, there are some that help in deciphering warning beeps or lights on your dashboard.