Car Repairs on the Cheap

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If you're the kind of person who likes to save money on car repairs, there are lots of ways to go about it. Some banks and credit unions, for example, offer an insurance program that covers all of the repairs to your vehicle out of a monthly payment, which can save you lots of money if you need lots of repairs. You can see if the dealer will fix it for free, if there are coupons or specials available via an app, email or the store itself and look for other discounts. Some stores even have new customer specials.

If you're handy or you have someone close who is and will charge you less, try getting used parts from a junkyard, which can save you 80% or more, or try a discount parts outlet like Rock Auto. You can often even find the whole car you need on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for cheap. If it's already less than the part you need costs new, why not get it and have it for spare parts, or to fix up and sell later?

How do you save money on auto repairs? Share your tips in the chat!

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