You can spend a lot of money with auto repairs on your car. You pay for parts and have to pay service costs to a mechanic. Did you know that some repairs can be done yourself, saving a lot of money. Read on for excellent DIY tips in this article to get you started.

Check your radiator frequently. Let the car run briefly, shut the engine, then open the hood. Never, ever open the radiator while the car is still on. Look to see what the fluid level is (use a dipstick), and remember that coolant needs to have a bit of water added prior to entering your radiator.

Referrals will lead you to a great mechanic. See if co-workers, friends, neighbors, or family members have any recommendations. They will be able to give you a heads up about satisfaction, quality and price. People can tell you what type of …