Valid and reliable information regarding car repairs is contained on the Consumer Reports website as well as car repair information websites. The independent and nonprofit organization provides free expert advice on car noises and other auto-related issues in the Maintenance and Repair section for cars on the site.
A trusted auto mechanic is a great source for answers to questions about car repairs. Seek out a repair information site, such as RepairPal and DriverSide to diagnose auto problems. These professional sites generally have areas where consumers can ask questions and get answers about their cars. The sites also provide price estimates to give consumers an idea of what they can expect to pay for services. RepairPal has a free smartphone application for iPhone and Android that allows for locating the nearest auto repair shop and tow truck services in an emergency, among other services. RepairPal also has a feature that provides alerts regarding car recalls.
AutoMD, another online automotive repair resource, has an "Ask a Question" feature for consumers to get car repair questions from the AutoMD community. The site also has a diagnostic tool developed by its service shop specialists that enable consumers to narrow down their auto problems based on symptoms, area and visual inspection. The tool produces possible solutions based on the input.