Warning! Auto Repair Scam

Warning! Auto Repair Scam

A trip to the auto repair shop is inevitable and no ones like to be taken advantage of particularly when it comes to auto repairs. Here are some warning signs of scam possibility in the automotive industry.

 

Not Showing the Broken Parts

You might not a mechanical expert but a quick glance at broken car parts will able you to determine if it is damaged or not. Hence if the auto mechanic demands replacement yet not showing the old parts, think it twice before closing the deal or paying its services.

 

Over-React

If you noticed overreaction from a mechanic or someone that will tell you “I wouldn’t drive this car another mile” then don’t fall for this. This might be one of its scaring tactics that aiming to discourage you and let you trapped for a bunch of stuff you didn’t need which eventually overcharge you.

 

Unnecessary Repairs

When you are driving your car to the auto shop you probably have an idea of what was going on but (obviously) can’t fix it yourself. Hence, if you hear a lot of unnecessary repair demands from the mechanic then be vigilant, chances are they push irrelevant issues that don’t even fix your original problem.

 

Wallet Flush

One common complaint of car owners from the auto mechanic is what they called “wallet flush.” Car fluid was designed to go more than 100,000 miles before flushing it all out. If you will be offered quick lube shops or coolant and power steering flushes which much more expensive, better check your manual or ask another expert’s opinion before you dive in.

 

Observed “all,” “whole,” or “full,” Words

What is more frustrating is when a car owner has no idea of what’s under the hood. An unfortunate reality that car mechanic can easily prey on. Be suspicious if a mechanic says your car needs or suggest “all,” “whole,” or “full,” restoration, try to head to another shop for the second opinion.

 

If your car mechanic raising any of these red flags, it might be better if you will ask another expert’s point of view.  Read suggestions below and consider these as additional tips.

 

Referral - Ask your family and friends for a mechanic referral or your car dealer can suggest you a good and trustworthy company to deal with.

 

Visit - Have time to visit shops and make a comparison. Choose one which is best recommended, or shop’s that serving client for how many years. This means to say that the longer they exist the more possibility that they are dealing good business towards its client.

 

Rates or Prices – Compare its rates or prices but remember, not all cheap offers quality of services. Some might be expensive but worth paying its services.


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