Posted Jul 27th 2012 3:30PM
As much as we all love our cars, they can quickly become frustrating and expensive headaches when things break. That's why it's vital to have a reputable auto mechanic or dealership on-hand that you can totally trust. We often rely on their professional advice and service to maintain our vehicles in top condition but are they always honest?
Although many auto mechanics are reliable and do their best to earn (and keep) your business, there are still plenty of shady mechanics and dealerships who don't do the work properly or overcharge customers for unnecessary work! As the customer, you are always right and getting a second opinion before agreeing to any major (think expensive) repair work is usually a good idea.
There are a number of great ways to protect yourself (and your car) by spotting the more common mechanic repair scams before it becomes too late. Finding a good auto mechanic or dealer can be a difficult task, but armed with our top 10 tips you'll quickly recognize any red flags and easily avoid being taken advantage of.
Click here to learn the top 10 ways to spot a shady mechanic or shop.
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