Auto Parts, Repairs and Service
Information and resources about many Wichita Auto Parts
sources, car repairs and other automotive related services.
By Heather Madigan
In just a few minutes, you can determine whether a
mechanic is for you or not. Following some simple tips will save you money and
When you tell the mechanic what make your car is, the mechanic
should not look puzzled and flip through a car manual to find your car -- this
is a sure sign of incompetence and you may want to move on. If you would like
to pay the mechanic to study up on your vehicle, feel free, but you may want to
find somebody who is familiar with your vehicle and can get the work done
within a reasonable time frame.
If an employee of a service station
recommends that you leave the vehicle overnight for preliminary inspections, do
not do it. This is a common rip-off that allows the station to cushion your
bill with extra charges. You may not notice them by the time you get your car
back, because you have waited for a couple days and are ready to be driving
If anybody requests that you leave money for repairs before any
work is started, run. There is no need for this transaction. Anybody who
demands money up front from you is conning you into unnecessary charges.
These are not foolproof tactics to weed out untrustworthy
mechanics. They also are not completely thorough. They are good tips to follow
though, when you need to find a mechanic and you have limited time to do so.
You may be able to save yourself some money and time by keeping your eyes open.
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