The warning lights on your dashboard are the most obvious starting point. Yet the most common, the Check Engine light, can be utterly confusing because it can cover problems ranging widely in severity. Others, like the engine temperature light, tire pressure light, or oil light are more straightforward to decipher. Regardless of what lights up, never ignore it. Delaying a diagnosis and repair could lead to even bigger problems.
If something goes wrong with your car and you don’t know much about the concern, then it’s time to go to the service center and find out what’s wrong. However, lots of people are understandably worried about getting ripped off—mechanics are mostly ethical professionals however there is a handful looking for the unsuspecting customer. To avoid this, it’s a good idea to ask questions to gather an understanding of what repairs or services your car requires. Ask for a written estimate breaking down parts & labor and a time frame for completion. Most of all ask about the warranty on the repair, is the warranty a nationwide warranty? Remember, auto repair is a service industry, it is always helpful to build a relationship with your service center staff.