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DIY Car Repair: Is It Better Left to the Pros?

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These days, it seems like Do It Yourself (DIY) is everywhere, mostly because people are trying to save money any way they can. But while doing some things on your own makes sense (like painting your hallway), attempting to repair a car problem yourself can often end up costing more instead of less.

Cars are more complicated than ever, and many repairs are best left to the pros. But how can we know the difference between a simple DIY repair or one that should never be attempted at home?

In this article just published in our Auto Care Advice section, we are going to explore the pros and cons of DIY car repair, figure out what is safe (and what isn’t) to do on our own, and whether or not going the DIY route is less expensive than taking our car into the shop.

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  • Visitor, August 30, 2012, 18:05

    With newer cars it's a bit harder to do repairs myself. That's why it's important to find a good local honest mechanic who knows what he's doing.

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