Get the answers you need from ASE, the industry expert in vehicle repair. The most common question we hear from consumers is, "What do I need to do to take care of my car and avoid big repair bills?"
Fortunately, the answer is simple: Establish and follow a regular vehicle maintenance plan. A maintenance plan is essential for protecting your automotive investment and maximizing the reliability and safety of your vehicle.
Start with reading your vehicle owner's manual, where you'll find the automaker's recommendations and maintenance schedules based on your driving patterns and habits.
Next, you'll need to find a good repair shop. Whether a shop is connected to a new car dealership, part of a national chain or an independent service provider, the most important thing to look for is whether they have ASE-certified technicians on staff.
You'll also need to know how to communicate properly and effectively to avoid misunderstandings that can increase repair and diagnostic costs.
So exactly how do you do all of this?
Easy! Just view our collection of articles that will help you answer your auto maintenance questions. You'll find both specific advice as well as general recommendations that apply to all types of cars and trucks, covering a wide range of topics.