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Frugal Maniac

Bemidji MN, 56601

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How to repair your Automobile

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Frugal Maniac know that automotive repair is expensive, one of the biggest ways you can add to your frugal living is to learn how to repair your car. We will try to provide you with some infor-mation that will give 

you a lot of knowledge that will be needed when repairing your automobile. We will share videos that we have found that give you reliable information, we have worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years and make sure that these videos are accurate. The links below will bring you to sites with more information about repair procedures and tools. But one of the first things we recommend learning is how to change the oil in your automobile. This will save up to $50.00 every three months, more if driving a diesel. One of the most irreplaceable items for refer-ence that can be purchased is a Automotive Repair Manual, with the right service manual it will show every procedure needed to repair your automobile.

Check out the links below to see videos that we found that will help teach you automotive repair. Or just learn what is going on the next time you visit the shop. A little knowledge can go a long way!

Get your vacuum gauge here

You can use a vacuum gauge to test your automobile

  • Valves
  • Timing
  • Exhaust
  • Heads
  • Bottom end
  • Vacuum Leaks
  • and more!

This gives you a general idea of the automobiles condition. Use them to diagnose your car, and use them to test a automobile you are about to buy so you do not waste your money. The following link provides you with directions on how to use one of these little tools:*

*Check out how to use information.

This is the Ohm meter that we use to do our repairs. If you learn how to use one of these ohm meters and a code reader you will be able to figure out what most of your electrical and mechanical problems that might occur with your automobile. There are cheaper models out there however most do not have the features that this unit has. We have one of the more expensive models and unless you spend a ton of money you will not get a unit that is as user friendly. ------>Actron CP7677

Using a code reader will give you a quick idea of what is wrong with your automobile. Most sensors in your automobile can be diagnosed with this Scan tool and the ohm meter above. When you run the test on these expensive parts you will be able to figure out what is wrong before you buy a part you do not need. This link explains what the OBD II codes represent: OBD II explained This site gives you the OBD II codes by list: OBD II CODE LIST When you are all done doing the repair you will be able to erase the codes with one of these scan tools so that your light goes out.

With the information that we have provided you will be able to figure out what is wrong with most automobiles. There are different code readers for some of your older automobiles that will allow testing of that specific automobile. There are many other diagnostic tools that as you learn more about repairing your automobile you will want to own. This link will provide a doorway to these tools: DIY ENGINE DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

Here at the Frugal Maniac we strive to save you money on everything you do in your daily life. We provide options to cloth you with the best looking clothes. When you are getting ready for work slip on a comfortable pair of shoes, but before you do jump on the treadmill and take a walk with the best walking shoes. When walking out the door Frugal Maniac gives the opportunity to drive the nicest looking car or even the fastest on the strip, street or track. When you return from work and enter your home Frugal Maniac will help you be able to afford the luxuries and the comfort that you have always dreamed of. Providing the best frugal alternatives to secure your property; Frugal Maniac has some of the best electronics that are available Apple, Samsung, iPad, Motorola just to name a few. We have many DIY informational options that will help save money by giving you the information needed to repair or build it yourself. Check out the Frugal blog to find tips, DIY’s, and recipes that will help improve the quality of your life. There are avenues to acquire beauty supplies, baby items, travel, sports attire, toys and even information and help for school and college. After running around frantically trying to get everything done the opportunity to go spend some time outdoors has never looked better. Get an R.V. do a little camping try some fishing, it never gets old after all a little fresh air never hurt anyone. You have the possibility in most cases to receive free shipping which tops of all of the bittersweet deals that you have found. After all what can be better than getting more for the money that you have put so much time into attaining.