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Updated on Jun 14, 2019. Posted on May 8, 2019

Do You Know Enough About Cars Not To Get Ripped Off By The Repair Guy?

Here's your problem...

  1. Which of these isn't a real essential fuel for your car?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Muffler fluid

    If there's fluid coming out of the muffler...you might have a problem.

  2. The "______ test" is a good way to test if you need new tires.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Penny test

    If you place a penny head-first into a tread groove on the tire and can see the top of Lincoln’s head, you probably need new tires.

  3. Which of these is not a reason why your "check engine" light is on?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Dead battery

    If you have a dead battery, chances are none of the lights on your dashboard are lighting up.

  4. Which of these is a sign that your transmission needs work?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Delay in shifting gears

    Your transmission is in charge of the gears, so if it's hard to switch from drive to park, you should check your transmission.

  5. You accidentally backed into a mailbox and dented your car. Where do you take it?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A body shop

    If there's no internal damage to the car, a body shop can handle the exterior.

  6. Your car won't start. Which part would you look at first?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The spark plug

    This is what delivers an electric current for the ignition, so out of all of these, this is most likely the problem.

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