Looking for a Trustworthy Auto Repair Shop
Are you having trouble finding a good auto repair shop? Here are some helpful tips that you can ask a reputable auto repair shop.
According to an article at abcnews.go.com, “Car Repairs”
“Written estimates required: Most states require mechanics to give you a written estimate. Insist on it. In most states, once the shop gives you a written estimate, it’s required to contact you if that estimate is going to rise more than 10 percent. If your state doesn’t require shops to ask your permission before doing additional work, take the law into your own hands — with a pen. Write on the service ticket either “not to exceed X dollars” or “mechanic must contact customer if price is going to rise more than 10 percent.”
Get a Second Opinion: Once you find a trustworthy mechanic, stick with them — with one exception: If your mechanic tells you need a repair that’s so expensive it’s a financial hardship for you, seek a second opinion. Mechanics, like doctors, can diagnose more than one problem from the same set of symptoms. Getting a second opinion is simply a check-up, a cross reference, before you spend a pile of money. If the second opinion confirms the first, you can return to the original shop to get the work done.” To read the entire article click here.