Video: Find a mechanic who is good for your car and your budget


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Your mechanic should tailor your maintenance to how you drive — if you’re a city driver, if you’re a country driver, do you do long-distance, stop-start driving? All of these things play into how you maintain your car.

Following the steps of the routine maintenance is hugely important and it’s very, very simple. The cheapest thing you ever buy — oil and grease. Change your oil and your car likes that. It will make a huge difference in the longevity of your car.

I find when a car is under warranty, people don’t care at all because they get everything fixed for free. When the person has to put his hand in his own pocket to pay for something, they pay a lot more attention.

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