I’m gonna be honest with you, I know pretty much nothing about trucks. Maybe I know more than I give myself credit for, but if I agreed with that statement it would create a paradox. People are always surprised to hear that I don’t know everything about cars, because my dad is such a car nut and he’s always helping people troubleshoot and fix their car problems. I know how to drive and I know the rules of the road and everything, I’m just talking about the mechanics of vehicles themselves. I may not know anything about auto window tinting, but these guys do.
There are probably some people that I know more than, but who knows. There’s no point in me guessing all the time, I should really stop. The first specific truck that I have memories with was a black truck with a camper in the back. I don’t know the make or model so if you happen to comment, please don’t ask me. I’ll tell you that it had an engine that make vroom vroom noises and it was black. I remember going to a parking lot that I thought was part of a casino, but maybe it was just nearby the casino. It was the same area in downtown Reno where they do the X-Games event. We traded in our minivan for the truck, which disappointed me a ton. I had no idea we were even trading in the minivan, even though I had no say in the decision-making process anyways.
The only real reason I enjoyed that minivan was because there was a small TV in the back seat that had a built-in VCR. So we traded it in and ended up purchasing a truck that day, which we kept for 4-5 years if I can remember correctly. It was instantly recognizable from the sound of its engine, and you could hear the truck coming down the street. I associated that sound with fear, because I was usually in trouble whenever my parents came home. The past is the past, but I still always think about the truck whenever I hear a similar sound, and my heart rate spikes enough to give an elephant high blood pressure.
Are you currently having issues with your car? There are some car repairs that you can do yourself if you have basic knowledge about car maintenance. If you need the services of a professional, though, you will need to know how to find a reputable mechanic for good price. Below are some tips to help you.
If your car starts to make a louder noise than usual, it is likely that your muffler needs to be replaced. Since it is difficult to work under a car without a lift, this is a job that is best done at a shop. If you do not fix it, it is possible to get a ticket for your muffler sounding too loud.
If you hire a mechanic, make sure they do not perform unnecessary repairs on your vehicle. They need to get your approval before any repairs done. If they try to charge you for unneeded repairs, you should find another mechanic.
Write down all the work that is been done on your car and when it was done. Most mechanic shops will have the information themselves, but that is only beneficial if you go to the same shop for everything. These records can help to diagnose problems with your car. When you do have problems, give Pinellas affordable towing a call to help you.
Ask your mechanic if they are ASE certified. For a mechanic to earn the certification, they must pass a written test and have work experience. Mechanic with the certification is likely to be competent.
As with most things, the more knowledgeable you are about a subject, the better you can deal with it. This includes repairs to your car. By using the knowledge here, you can be more confident about having your car repaired. By having a better understanding of car repairs, you can potentially save yourself money and headache.
Well, here we go again. I bought this POS Jetta Diesel that I thought was going to be a sweet deal and a cheap car to drive. The story was – one owner before me and she blew the engine and this mechanic that I met lent up with the car and rebuilt the engine as good as new. Yeah, right.
So I paid slightly over bluebook and took possession of this rolling money hole. First, it blows oil all over the frickin place. Time to have it towed. $100 for the tow, $400 for the repair.
I have it back 3 weeks, then it’s blowing coolant on the ground. $100 for the tow, $400 for the repair.
Okay – 2 months in a row, I’d dropped $500 or more into this damn car. If the people at Reno Towing Company hadn’t been so nice – I’d of thought they were in on it.
So I dumped the car and bought a BMW. What the hell. If I was going to drop $500 a month on a vehicle, it might as well be a BMW. By the way, I added full warranty and free towing (just in case). Sorry Reno Towing – I won’t be needing you again.