Because exhaust is an important part of your cars performance, repairs to an exhaust system can be very expensive, costing hundreds or even thousands to replace. This cost is largely made up of parts and labor changes from your garage. The good news is, with a little safety, know-how and some tools, you can purchase the parts yourself and save hundreds over the price of a costly in-shop repair.

EBD. Electronic Brake Distribution – The ABS system is further enhanced by Electronic Brake Distribution which adjusts braking pressure front to rear, based on the weight distribution within the vehicle.

5) Inspections and Emissions. Just as important as warranties is whether the car can even pass inspection in your state. I can not state this enough – every state has its own inspection and emission requirements. I recently bought a car through Ebay from Farmerville Motors in Monroe, LA. I specifically asked if the car would pass inspection in my state, North Carolina. I was told it was in great condition and that it would pass in my state without any problems. I bought the car, drove it back, and later found it couldn’t pass inspection because the OBD system had been tampered with and was inoperable. Don’t rely on a sellers word.- get it in writing!

The brake pads on light vehicles should only need to be replaced every 50,000 miles or more. Heavy SUVs, on the other hand, might need to have them replaced at 35,000 miles. The pads usually cost less than $80 and can be installed at home. However, if the rotors need to be machined, you’ll need the tools and expertise of a mechanic. Expect to pay up to $500 (and maybe more).

Attach the new hangers to the parts, and bolt them onto the underside of the car from the front of the car. Do not tighten the bolts all the way. This step will wait until after all your pieces are fitted together. Fit the pieces together with the use of new gaskets. This will ensure your new exhaust is free of leaks. After all the relevant pieces are fitted together correctly and securely, you can start tightening down each section from manifold to tailpipe. Make sure the bolts are tight.

The truck needs to be fed with fuel for its combustion process. But, during the engine’s operation, not all of the fuel will be utilized. Some unburned fuel particles will be left. While the scrap O2 sensor recycling may try its best to clean the truck, it may be not enough. Hence, the only solution is to throw out what is harmful to the truck.

The hot water heater will almost always contain copper. This is considerably more valuable than the shell, for instance, so take the time to remove valves, tubes and wires that might be made out of copper.

Do not let these smells automatically discount your car from the list as it may just be that someone spilled something in the interior and getting your carpet professionally cleaned may fix the problem. But if you find these smells, definitely get yourself an independent vehicle inspection before buying.