Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Advice on buying a used and reliable car to repair at home

asked by on

What is a reliable used car that is easy to fix at home?

A: Most modern cars are pretty complex. There ...

Most modern cars are pretty complex. There is a lot of stuff you can do, like care for the brakes and keep up with other maintenance services. But if you want the simplest and easiest carz that isn’t going to break down, get a good used Toyota Corolla. There are tons of them on Craigslist.

You’ll be happy if you found a decent one, and there is a lot of stuff that you can fix yourself. Plus, since they are so popular, all good mechanics know how to fix them. If you are interested in buying a used car, I definitely would recommend having a technician do a pre-purchase inspection.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: engine quits without warning

Alternators and fuel system issues are the most common causes of vehicles to die on the highway. The alternator failing basically causes the whole electrical system to quit working. This failure is usually accompanied by a red battery light illuminated...

Q: Key won't come out of the ignition, clicking sound while pressing brakes

The most common cause of this is a failing ignition switch. For the ignition switch to allow the key to turn, it looks for the car to be in Park or Neutral. When the car isn't in either of...

Q: Will all of the steering colomns in the link work for my 87 dodge diplomat? http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi

The Car-Part.com database uses interchange data to display parts matches for individual makes, models and years. As you know, there is a proliferation of part variations that can often make it maddening to obtain exact and appropriate replacement parts. The...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.