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Saving money and making it go as far as possible is practically everyone’s goal these days. So when your car starts to make a clunking noise, or suddenly the engine needs an overhaul, the first thing that pops into your head is, how much is this going to cost?
Fixing a problem and sticking to (mostly) good ol’ reliable can save a significant amount of money until you’re ready to spring for a newer model. Yet, how can you fix your car without forking out a fortune? Take a look at these tips, and you’ll be back on the road again in no time.
1. Chat up a handy friend
Chances are you may have a family member or friend with enough car knowledge to either help you diagnose, replace, or fix. This alone can save you considerably.
2. Consider a loan
A car is a necessity these days, but it’s understandable to balk at paying close to a thousand dollars for engine work and labor. Plain green loans can provide smaller loans within a couple business days once you’re approved. That means you can get your car fixed and be back on the road in safety in no time.
3. Call around
The best way to find the best price for a fix-it job is calling around. Contact several garages and ask for an estimate. Chat with a few friends and see if anyone has suggestions for good work at a reasonable price.
With a little homework and possibly some DIY, you’ll save money, even if it’s just enough for a tank of gas. That’s definitely worth it.