If you’re a teenager and are in charge of a car, or if your teen has just started driving; it’s time to look for a mechanic you trust and time to take care of the car. And yes, we mean that mom and dad need to let the kids do this. If they are old enough to drive, they are old enough to make car-related decisions.
Shelby Fix, Teen Car Coach and the newest member of the Car Coach team, has some advice for the younger drivers on the road.
- Always look for a mechanic or technician that is ASE Certified (Automotive Service Excellence) – this means that they are actually tested and know how to work on your car.
- If the price of the repair is over $200 get a second quote.
- Ask the mechanic to show you the old and the new part so you can understand what is being done. Even if you don’t understand – ask lots of questions.
- Don’t wait too long to repair something – it will just end up costing more than.
- Check your tire pressure once a month in the morning – always use the correct tire pressure found inside your drivers door and save 2-3 miles per gallon and the life of the tires.
If you want to see more advice from Shelby, check out her advice here.