I came across THE coolest website! It's called RepairPal. This site has everything you could ever need or want to know about cars. It's got features like how to find a car repair shop anywhere in the country, how to get an estimate on almost any repair to your car, or you could even get instructions on how to fix something yourself! It's amazing!
For example, say you're in L.A. and your car breaks down. You could go to RepairPal and go to the Directory. Enter the city you're in (Los Angeles), and you'll get places in Los Angeles for auto repair! You can find out a little about L.A. while you're at it.
Another awesome feature is the Car Info. Say you want to buy a 2001 Honda Civic. First, though, you want to find out a little bit more about that particular vehicle. So you go to RepairPal, go to Car Info, and type in the year, make and model of the car to get your information. You can get customer ratings, recalls, problem reports and there's even a Q&A. This is seriously a cool website.
One more thing that I think is fabulous is the how-to information you can get from the Encyclopedia. Say you want to know about how to repair a head gasket, to see if you can do it yourself instead of finding a repair shop. Go to the Encyclopedia tab, then select the system and/or part you need to fix. It gives you so much information!
I couldn't help but think of women who go to either buy cars or go to a repair shop to get a car fixed. Whether you're single or married, if a woman goes alone to a car lot or a repair shop, unfortunately, they can be perceived as not as knowledgeable about vehicles. If you went to RepairPal, you could get all the information on what you need, and make sure you're not getting ripped off!
You really need to check this out. It's one of the most informative sites I've seen in a while.