Broken down car? Three tips on how to save money and get you back on the road
You need to go to work to earn a living, but your car has suddenly broken down and you don’t have all of the money you need to get it fixed - what do you do? For many people, especially those who live in areas without reliable public transport, having a car is a must in order to get to work and run day to day errands. If your car is broken down, here are 3 tips on how to save money and get you get back on the road!
- If you know what part is broken in your car, start browsing online for what you need. This can help save you money in 2 ways; the first way is that people can often save if they buy directly from the manufacturer, and the second way is that you may be able to find a used, but working replacement part for your car. You would still need a mechanic to install the part, but it sometimes helps to shop direct.
- Ask your mechanic to buy recycled parts. Mechanics often have access to used and recycled parts that consumers don’t have access to. While there isn’t a guarantee that a recycled part for your vehicle will be available, money can be saved if you ask and there are recycled parts that can be ordered.
- Look for coupons for repair shops. Yes, repair shops often have specials or coupons available for common repairs, such as brakes, tyres and exhaust systems. Visit the websites of local repair shops, or even pick up the phone and start calling around to see what the current specials are.
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