Automobile prices keep getting higher and when you consider that your car is usually the second most valuable item you own you want the best possible advice on taking care of it. Some of the questions you may have include insurance, warranties, maintenance issues, and more. There are many resources available to you to give you expert advice and guidance and it is best to have the information before you need it. If you don't have a source readily available you may make a bad decision.
One of the best sources for information is your mechanic. Don't think of seeing your mechanic with the same disdain as a visit to the dentist. A good mechanic can be a wealth of information about all sorts of car related issues and the knowledge is usually not limited to mechanical information.
Since mechanics are car lovers they will usually have no problem talking to you about anything automobile related. Your local automobile dealership can also be a good resource. You can talk to service advisors and mechanics there as well as salespeople. Believe me, salespeople love to talk and it helps them pass the time while they are waiting for a real customer. Another key point if that they may have information about your vehicle that you won't find anywhere else.
Car clubs are another great place to network and get information and advice. You can find car clubs for almost anything, especially if you own a sports car, a classic, or an imported street racer. In my area there are also several clubs for Jeeps and 4-wheel drives. The members of these kinds of clubs are truly car nuts and are particularly knowledgeable about the vehicles the club identifies with.
If you are more of an introvert and really aren't into the personal contact and meetings then you can always go online, the internet has thousands of websites devoted to cars and anything associated with them and you can find answers to just about any question you may have. You can probably find an online forum or message board to post your questions to and receive answers back almost immediately. There is no need to feel overwhelmed or confused about any car related issue.
There are numerous individuals that are more than happy to give you free expert advice and as I said if all else fails you can find the answers to your questions online.
Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find more articles about cars and car care products at http://www.5starshine.com