Getting a good car mechanic is like looking for a good babysitter or hairstylist— you never want to let them go once you’ve found them! But if you’re concerned you’re charging too much to get your car serviced, getting overcharged for parts, or paying for things you shouldn’t have to pay for, read on to stop your mechanic ripping off.
Get Free Work
Are you aware that many chain auto-parts stores, such as Pep Boys and Advance Auto Parts, will provide simple, free services? From finding out why your “check engine” light is on to aligning your tires or even loaning your car maintenance tools, on-staff mechanics are also often willing to install parts that you purchase in-store, even if those services are not listed on their site. This may save you $20–30 or more on windshield wipers, batteries, taillights, and other items in labor costs. Be sure to ask your customer service counter about this service or call ahead to see if your local store is taking part.
Wait Till Monday Story:
Many mechanics do their worst works on Fridays because they tend to rush the work so to be ready for the weekend. If your car can wait, take it on Monday, then it will get the time and cares it deserves. Yet, if the Car can’t be brought on Monday then you can ask your Mechanic to wait and also have a longer time to work on the car while you are away. He can take all the time he needs to fix any problem and put it to a better shape.
Don’t Get Scammed on Parts.
When your mechanic is trusted, when he tells you, your car needs a new part. All you are to ask for the price of the part and your worry ends there. But when you using an unfamiliar mechanic or one that seems suspicious in ripping you off. When your car part needs a replacement you should ask for the brand name of the part and ask to see the box it came in so to show as proof. When your mechanic is trusted, when he tells you, your car needs a new part. All you are to ask for the price of the part and your worry ends there.
But when you using an unfamiliar mechanic or one that seems suspicious in ripping you off, when your car part needs a replacement you should ask for the brand name of the part and ask to see the box it came in so to show as a proof. wear-out parts are more rampant than you can imagine, and some mechanics tend to sell to you as an original. You also asked for the replaced part back, sometimes mechanics can fix them and charge you for a new part.
Get off Car Dents For Free
Believe it or not, there could be a way to remove the dent from your car’s side without spending a dine. Try this trick before heading to the mechanic. Rub petroleum jelly on the edge of a clean toilet plunger. Place it over the dent and pump it out just as you would a toilet clog! Your family will laugh at you until the dent pops out, saving you from the mechanic a $300 trip!
The Cheap Way to fix Scratches and nicks
Here’s a trick on repairing nicks and scratches on your car that can save you big money. Instead of spending $100 or more in a detail shop for the touch-up work. You should have some touch-up paint around. Go to AutomotiveTouchup.com with your car’s VIN number (or back to the dealership). And they can provide you with the same color match for much less. Sometimes you can get it in spray paint form, which is so easy to apply. That you won’t even be able to tell your driveway was finished. (Moreover, you’re going to have the extra paint and you’re ready for the next scratch.) A better, even lazier method? Take the crayon box from your kid and choose the crayon closest matching your car’s hue.
Make sure you fill the nick with crayon, and buff gently. This is more effective when it’s a minor scratch.