By Maqueda "Maq" Hooks
Automotive maintenance and repair knowledge is something we're not born knowing, it has to be learned. Women call the shots on the family car purchase and play an important role in the overall maintenance, so if you don't know much about automotive maintenance, do yourself a favor and learn it. Here are a few tips:
Begin shopping for a repair shop before you need one. By asking friends and associates for their recommendations.
In addition here are some books and web sites that might be helpful resources:
“Dare To Repair Your Car”A Do-It-Herself Guide to Maintenance, Safety, Minor Fix-Its, and Talking Shop by Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tene
"Auto Repair for Dummies" by Deanna Sclar
http://www.asecert.org/ ASE web site is dedicated to quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.
Maqueda "Maq" Hooks, Maq as known by friends and co-workers, is a recent graduate of Jones International University. Her knowledge comes mainly from a mother’s love of knowledge, research and school as well as a father who has worked in automotive industry for over 30 yrs