Show of hands, how many of you know how to change a tyre? Or what fluids you need in a car? Have you heard about 'windshield wiper fluid' before? I never knew that existed! I thought you just spray water on your windshield and your wipers do the rest. Uhhh no!
Gumtree, everyone's favourite classified, has launched some really cool Auto Tips which make a great read for the novice like myself and even the expert in all things cars!
I will admit, and not to stereotype but, I'm a woman who know's nothing about cars besides superficial information. I can point out a BMW from a Mercedes but that's as far as my car knowledge goes and come a bad situation like getting a flat tyre where I'm stranded alone without access to phone signal, I'd like to know a few basics to be able to help myself.
When you go to the garage to fill up your car and the petrol attendant asks you 'oil and water?' Do you brush them off and only tell them to put the fuel in your car like I do?
Something as basic as checking the oil can go a long way toward improving the safety and reliability of your vehicle.
A must to mention is that Gumtree has detailed tips and tricks which help you get the most out of your car buying and selling experience.
There are articles on how to sell your car fast, how to negotiate when selling and, very important, a glossary of car buying terms when buying from a dealer.
If you're interested in buying a second-hand car or selling your car, doing so on Gumtree couldn't be easier.