Car, Computer, or Appliances Broken? Fix it for Free with These Tips

Fix it for free with these helpful sites

Doesn’t it seem like something is always breaking? If you don’t have the know-how or the cash to fix it, you can find yourself in a real bind. Now there’s help. Thanks to the generosity of everyday people who once found themselves in the same situation, these people have started websites that can help you fix just about anything.

Websites to help you fix it yourself

Whether it’s your car, your computer, appliances or cell phone you’re having problem with, worry no more. Many everyday people, just like you and me, have this same problem daily. The only difference, they decided to do something about it. These bright people concentrated on one particular problem and set about learning how to fix it. What’s even better, now they will give you free help to help you fix it. Sound pretty good?

Cell phones

If you’re like me and not a spring chicken anymore, phones can be more of an annoyance than a help. But because I realize that, yes, every once in a blue moon, I need a phone; I broke down and got one. Problem is I can’t hear very well on it and without my glasses on, I can’t see who is calling.

Joni Blecher understands. She started a site called letstalk. This site will trouble-shoot the problem you are having with your phone or give you advice on which phone is the best for your needs. No need to shop through hundreds of confusing cell phones anymore.


When Mike Cermak realized that it wasn’t only his family who had “issues” with their home computers, he followed what he loved – learning about computers – and started Techguy. This site has grown and now has an established database of computer problems and 450,000 members who will help you fix your computer.

I recently used this site to help me get rid of a pesky virus that had taken over my computer. With the help of these kind people, they told me how to fix it. With their help, I fixed my computer with no problem and for free.


If you are having problems with some of your appliances, and who isn’t, Repairclinic is for you. This site gives you information to troubleshoot most any problem a home appliance can have complete with detailed drawings and directions.


Getting a car repaired can be tricky. If you don’t have a mechanic you can trust, you could be in trouble. Even if you feel you don’t have enough know-how to fix your own car, before you take it to a garage, check out this troubleshooting site for your car. The hosts, Tom and Ray Magliozzi take calls and answer questions about your car problems. They can point you in the right direction so you aren’t taken to the cleaners when you take your car in to be repaired.

If you happen to be mechanical and like working on your car, give 2Carpros a try. This site has videos and step-by-step guides to fix just about anything on your car – all for free.

Sometimes, you just don’t have the time, money or know-how when it comes to fixing things. If this is the case, whatever breaks, you can probably fix it by trying one of these sites.