How to Salvage Broken Down Parts of Your Car

In order to save money, many of us save by buying used vehicles. This is a very cost-effective choice. As cars depreciate so quickly, it's smart to buy a car a few years old, rather than losing a great deal of money when the car is driven off the lot. Sometimes, customers can even pay cash, preventing having to pay loans. However, there is one caveat to owning a used vehicle. Buying used is most cost-effective when the owner knows about cars, both in how to fix minor issues and how to recognize major problems. Use the following guides to learn about some of the major fixes and checkups that your used car may need.

Body & Interior

Transmission & Power-trains

Steering & Suspension


  • Change Your Oil – This is a simple how-to on changing your oil.
  • How to Check a Vehicle' s Coolant/Antifreeze – If you are ever in a bad situation where your car is overheating, you may want to check the coolant level. Never open the radiator pressure cap when the vehicle is running or still warm. Wait at least an hour before attempting.


Preventive Maintenance