1. Holy cow! This is wicked smart. I never thought of buying the parts myself. I turn into a bumbling fool every time I walk into a car repair place. We don’t have any mechanically-inclined friends, so I always end up wondering if I’m paying too much for repairs I don’t need. Love these tips!

    • Regular vehicle maintenance will not only ensure maximum car performance but will also prevent costly repairs. Sometimes, even the smallest defect that seems irrelevant to you may lead to a major problem which will consequently increase your car maintenance costs.

      • Very few vehicles complete their life span without visiting an auto repair shop and undergoing a major repair or overhaul of a component. Knowing that your car will need a repair or servicing is no issue, but the problem lies in finding the right auto shop that will give you quality service and not swindle you. It is easy to get that loyal mechanic who is like your car’s personal doctor. A high charging shop does not mean better quality and opting for one simply because of cost may end up in a slow death for your car. You can also get a good shop but not one that takes a whole week to service your car, costing you in inconveniences. It is important to find the balance between speed of service, quality and expense.

  2. I started buying my own parts a few years ago and have seriously saved SO MUCH MONEY. I understand mechanics need to make money where they can with parts and labor, but I don’t have a ton of disposable income. This has been a life saver for me!

    • I have to admit, I know nothing about cars! But Mr. Busy Budgeter is a genius with these things, and he loves the satisfaction of getting the job done himself. Thanks for reading!

      • My poor husband has less of a knack for car maintenance than I do. Haha! Perks of being a mechanic’s daughter, I guess? Either way, we still work on our own cars and save a ton of money, whenever possible!

  3. Thank you for sharing your ideas on how to save money on car repairs! I really liked point number 3. The engine in my car is not doing well and I was actually thinking about buying a used engine to save money. I think it is so cool that you can buy car parts online too!

    • It makes such a big difference! I figure, I go out of my way to save $4 or $5 shopping with coupons, why in the world would I not go our of my way to save hundreds to thousands on car parts? Even if I desperately needed my car fixed… Amazon ships overnight and there’s always Uber in the meantime.

  4. When giving service like car accessories information that helps the car perform better and smoother/ Be very polite and specific so that they can understand more.

  5. I agree completely with your suggestion to hit up You Tube before resorting to an auto mechanic. I have never really done this because I have not wanted to invest the time in doing even that. However, the more I consider the idea, the more I think that maybe I have been missing out on some good, and even fun learning experiences.

  6. In today’s economy it is very important to save money whenever possible. I’ve used YouTube to teach myself how to do a few tasks in the past but I’ve never really given much thought to it yet. I’ll probably combine educating myself via YouTube and using used auto parts in order to reduce my car repair costs.

    • Having scheduled maintenance done will only help keep the value of your car high. Letting problems slide or get worse will only cost you more money in the future. If you are looking to resell your car some time down the road, you will want to make sure it has no problems or minimal problems.

  7. Cars need to be regularly checked for tons of reasons. But the primary one is safety. Having regular check on your cars let you find parts that needs to be replaced sooner before they give out.

    • Even if you are not knowledgeable about taking your car to the mechanic, there are several ways that you can save money on car repairs. If you educate yourself a little bit about the process and different ways to save money on car repairs, then you will feel better about taking your car to the mechanic and confident that you are receiving the best value on your repairs.

      • Overall, autonomous vehicles could be a major technology to fight against climate change. The technology can even pay for itself: It is probably the only technology which lowers overall costs of mobility, maintaining the infrastructure etc. Policy-makers, take note!

  8. I also tried the DIY car repair. Initially quite difficult, and I had to buy a scanner to serve it. Now, I was able to repair these errors simply and feel happy because of this.

  9. Congratulations on saving so much money after the failed state inspection! I think we’ve all experience with finding out after a safety or state inspection that our car needs some expensive repairs. I wouldn’t trust myself enough to be able to fix any significant car trouble myself, but I still like your tip to buy your own parts. Next time I need a part replaced, I’ll follow your advice to ask the mechanic’s price and try to find something cheaper online.

  10. These are some really great tips for anyone who wants to save on auto repairs. I have never been DIY savvy, and I wouldn’t trust myself with my own car. But I do like the idea of buying my own parts and bringing them in. Thanks so much for writing!

  11. It is SO smart to buy your own parts! There is no reason to pay a premium for labor and for parts when there are a multitude of auto parts stores that can supply you them for cheaper. I’ll have to remember this, because $1,000 in savings is absolutely incredible!

    • Adding special features to your car can be appealing for many reasons. Whether you want to install a cool new spoiler to take your car from “ho-hum” to “wow,” or if you want to install a rear-view camera, there are pluses and minuses to installing aftermarket parts.

      • Taking your car in for regular tune-ups is more than just running through a laundry list of potential problems. It can mean the difference between a prohibitively expensive breakdown and your car running smoothly for years to come. While this regular maintenance check isn’t a cure-all for major car maladies, it makes it much more likely that your mechanic will see a potential problem before it causes permanent damage.

  12. I don’t know if we would be able to do our own car repairs. However, we are on a tight budget, so preserving it as best as we could is still one of our goals. Thus, we will probably opt to buy our own parts before we go into the auto repair shop!

  13. Awesome post. Did you know that your car needs to be maintained more often than you usually do? Cars are like people take care of them and they’ll take care of you. Contact us.

  14. The is conceptual blog in which 3 ways of saving on every car repair ideas are given. In short, these tips are effectual for people whose car expenses come in weekly or monthly. It is an commendable process of saving money when there is no any other way to get car repaired. Attractive blog !

  15. I like the tip to take specific notes when your mechanic tells you what’s wrong, so you can try it DIY later. The advice to save money on parts by purchasing used ones is really intelligent. Do you have any advice on how to find good, reliable used parts?
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  16. I am struggling if i should buy a second hand car that has modified parts and such. This is such a big help in reducing costs for car repairs. Thank you for sharing this!

  17. I would feel uncomfortable doing mechanic work, but I appreciate you suggesting we buy our own parts in order to save money. I recently had to have car repairs done and although they seemed reasonable to me, I see how saving a few hundred dollars with each car repair can make the difference of a thousand later. It also helps to get manufacturers parts (instead of generic parts) just so you have good quality… In the end you sometimes see a greater life in the parts/car if you do.

  18. You have some great ideas here to save on car repairs. I know nothing about cars, so this is especially helpful for me. I had never thought to ask the mechanic if I could buy cheap parts myself and then have him make the repairs. Good idea though!

  19. There are some repairs that we manage by ourselves, regardless of our abilities. Whether it’s basics like being able to checking fluids, replacing fuel and air filters, and changing oil. More advanced repairs and maintenance like replacing brakes, rotors, and even changing fluids, learning to do these by ourselves will save our money, and once we start doing these we’ll wonder why we ever let anyone else do the work for us.

    • Washing your car keeps it clean, shiny and free from corrosion.  Remember to clean the car interior too.  Dirt particles are abrasive while spilled liquids such as sodas and juices can be corrosive.  Vacuum your car interior thoroughly and wipe the lenses on the dashboard with a soft damp cloth.  Take your mats out and brush or hose them down.  This will remove dirt that may otherwise create wear in your mats if they build up.  Dry the mats thoroughly in the sun before placing them back in the car.

  20. Wow..
    Great Post!
    Owners should really take car of your cars and have a routine maintenance every once in a while to avoid road problems. Thank you for sharing your ideas on how we are able save money on car repairs! I actually liked point number 3. The motar in my car is not performing well and I was really thoughtful about purchasing a used engine to save money. I ponder it is so cool that you can purchase car parts via online.keep posting and keep sharing.Its very usful information 🙂
    Cortney G

  21. Hello Rosemarie, You did brilliant post most car owner was spending money in auto shop because they are rich but for those cannot afford auto shop there’s a 3 ways tip to repair your car by your own and by watching You tube for some tutorial.
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  24. I definitely don’t know how to fix cars so thank you for providing info on the three ways you can save money on every car repair. It’s incredible that you saved so much money by buying your own parts and such. I will definitely look into this the next time my car needs repairs. Thanks!

  25. I loved your tip to find the part needing to be replaced and looking for it yourself. Finding your own part is a great way to ensure you get the best deal for the part which saves money. Asking the mechanic if they are willing to install a part you bring in would be important.

  26. Car repairs may be so expensive at some times. The best way to avoid getting rip off is studying and getting more familiar with your car.
    Good cars need to have better engines and parts. It would be easier if the car that you have is also common and easy to fix.

  27. Normal vehicle support won’t just guarantee most extreme auto execution however will likewise avoid expensive repairs. Infrequently, even the littlest imperfection that appears to be superfluous to you may prompt a noteworthy issue which will thus build your auto upkeep costs.

  28. I’ve always told people ‘take care of your car and your car will take care of you!’

    Not only will it take care of you; it will keep your friends and family safe and sound too.

    These are some great tips on ways to save money on car repairs. It’s important to learn about motors in depth though if you want to go the DIY route and really save some money, because again it’s you and your family / friends safety at jeopardy if you don’t get car repairs right!

    Thanks for sharing Busy Budgeter!

  29. Hey Busy Budgeter! Thank you very much for sharing this advice with us. Buying parts on your own can definitely save your money but as with everything you invest in you need to do your research before making a purchase decision and car parts for your auto are no exception! Most of my friends and family don’t have a clue about the finer, inner workings of their cars so they rely on me to help them out and we get car parts on their behalf to help them save some cash! Thanks again for your contribution!
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  30. I loved your suggestion to save on parts by bringing them in yourself. It helps to get an itemized list from the mechanic so you know what they are charging and what the part is you’ll need to find like you said. Saving coupons for auto parts stores would also help in getting a better price on a part.

  31. Hi Rosemarie, thank you for sharing your 3 way strategies of fixing your car by my own, Truly there are many videos tutorial for repairing auto on and you must knowledgeable about parts of your car for easy to repair…
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  32. Your 3 strategy tips is considerable to follow, and I agree 100% most the answer of your question of how to fix your car by your is you can found at the there many tutorial on there…

    By the thank you for the thoughts Rosemarie…

  33. I like your tips here for saving money on parts. I don’t know the first thing about cars, so I don’t think I want to try and DIY repairs yet. However, the idea of buying parts online and then having a mechanic put them on makes a lot of sense!

  34. A lot of great tips here. It will really help a lot on people who wanna save. Good job. Constant maintenance on your vehicle is also a must and goes a long way.
    This article is really good and very informative. Really helpful for people who needs to save but doesn’t want to loose the care for their vehicle.
    Maintenance on your car is a lot cheaper than repair. Have it regularly. Goes a long way.

  35. These are some great tips, since I don’t know the first thing about cars! I have tried looking up car repair videos before, and I still don’t understand much. So, I think having a friend do it, or saving parts like you said, would be great for me.

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  38. It’s amazing that you saved almost $1,000 just from buying your own parts! I have never thought to buy parts on Amazon, or something like that, and then pay the mechanic to install them. Since I can’t fix my car myself, I will have to try this out next time.

  39. So many car problems can be fixed on your own just by looking up the problem on YouTube. It’s so easy now a days. Thanks for sharing these tips!

  40. Actually as a new car owner I’m very pleased to learn ways to save money while fixing a car. I don’t know nothing about car fixing. So, this post is very educative for me.

  41. Your husband has a very creative suggestion for saving on repair expenses. Trying to beat their prices on the parts they will use is an innovative way to go about obtaining savings.

  42. Its amazing that anyone can save hundred or thousands of dollar on car repairing and maintenance. But as you have described in your article that purchasing car parts from amazon that i am little worried about it as we all know that there may be the old parts sell on line and also new but there is nobody sure about that they will work properly or not. So I am little worried about it.
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  43. Oh my gosh! I have never thought of doing that…..buying my own parts and then having the mechanic put them on! You ma’am are brilliant! I will definitely try this little trick next time I am in need of a car repair. Thank you for sharing.
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  44. Hey, Buddy!!

    You have some very good advice here. I have a mobile car mechanic business in Dubai. I believe that making car owners aware of preventative maintenance is essential also explaining that a lot of tasks can be undertaken themselves and very importantly shop around, listen to experiences from friends and relations, a little bit of investigation can save you a lot of money.

    I have a couple of pointers to add.

    If you are going to supply your own parts and they are defective you will pay the car mechanic twice whereas if the mechanic supplies the part at it is faulty they will have to remove the part and refit another one free of charge.

    If you use a mechanic who does some work on the side please make sure that they are legit as you will have no recovery if things go wrong with your vehicle after they have been working on it.

    This may sound like I am trying to throw a spanner in the works, I am all for car owners saving money, I have written articles and blogs that contain hints and tips for owners who do their own servicing and repairs.The reason I made the above comments is to hopefully help people to save money.

    Esther Dalseno

  45. Proper maintenance keeps anything in good working conditions. The same goes for our vehicles. Car servicing is essential and getting it done through qualified personnel is even more crucial. This can really extend the life of your vehicle. The whole car servicing experience may be intimidating to some. Often, a bad experience at a fly by night garage can be a dampener, especially if you have been cheated by a mechanic.

  46. I like that you suggest to use YouTube to help you fix your own car problems. I have done this a couple times when it was something that wasn’t urgent. I used it to learn how to reset the check engine light because it will come on every so often when I need to change my oil. It is also nice to have a visual step-by-step of how to do something.

  47. I love your tips for saving money on car repairs. It definitely makes sense to buy your own used car parts online, and then get them installed. I don’t trust myself to repair my own car, but I think I can buy the parts I need.

  48. Even if you are not knowledgeable about taking your car to the mechanic, there are several ways that you can save money on car repairs. If you educate yourself a little bit about the process and different ways to save money on car repairs, then you will feel better about taking your car to the mechanic and confident that you are receiving the best value on your repairs.

  49. Great tips! I never thought about bringing in my own parts, so I’ll have to try that on my next repair. Thanks for sharing!

  50. Wondering to save money by DIY, these tips can really help us to save money and also guide us to fix our car.

    Thanks for sharing these amazing tips.

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  53. I understand mechanics need to make money where they can with parts and labor, but I don’t have a ton of disposable income. This has been a life saver for me!

  54. That makes sense to buy your own parts. That way you won’t have to deal with the mark-up from a dealer. I can see the value in talking to your mechanic about it though; parts like that have varying quality.

  55. Taking care of your like car it’s one of your own kids. It really is necessary to be maintained regularly to lasts a long long time.

  56. Leaning on a friend who knows what they’re doing is such a good idea. You’d be surprised at how many people are willing to share their knowledge with you in return for a friendly gesture like a 6 pack. Now, if you’re having your pro mechanic friend rebuild an entire car, you should pay him/her. But they’re people too, they won’t mind teaching the easy things.

  57. You need to atleast know the basics of car parts, maintenance etc so that people dont rip you off, maybe do some research on carburetors, spark plugs engines. Alot of mechanics take advantage of the lay people!

  58. Well done! Nice post! This really helps me to find the answers to my question. Hoping, that you will continue posting articles having lots of useful information. Thanks a lot!.

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  60. Yes, you are right many times mechanics gives you wrong information about the care parts, so it is better to get knowledge about it and then repair your car with a good mechanic.

  61. I’m always afraid of buying car because i don’t know much about cars. I have started to learn on web pages regarding that. I find it something useful for me!Thank for sharing.

  62. Having a car gives you more responsibility that you should really attend to every time. Being able to take care of your car in the right way makes it lasts longer than what is intended.

  63. This article is really good and very informative. Really helpful for people who needs to save but doesn’t want to loose the care for their vehicle.
    Maintenance on your car is a lot cheaper than repair. Have it regularly. Goes a long way.

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  65. I laughed at the beg a friend part. However, this is so true for me. I have many talented friends who know far more than I do when it comes to cars. I also love your suggestion about finding people on social media. This is where you can get the best prices and actually save hundreds.
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