Mark Johanson is an experienced home and garden writer/editor/publisher. He has written several books and hundreds of magazine articles. He has edited and directed more than 400 DIY and gardening books, including the BLACK+DECKER® Home Improvement Library series and two of the best-selling gardening books in North America. He is an experienced DIYer and enthusiastic gardener.
Car repair and maintenance is essential to the safe, efficient operation of your vehicle. Don't skimp or delay on important work that needs to be done. But, be aware that some of the work your mechanic suggests, or that you do just because you've always done it, may be a waste of money. Here are a few examples of car repairs and maintenance on which you may be wasting money.