How to Know Your Mechanic Is Trustworthy

Everyone has heard the horror stories of mechanics taking advantage of the unknowledgeable consumer. If you aren’t familiar with cars and their mechanical issues, you have to be able to put your full trust into your mechanic. You need to know that they are going to only charge you for what really needs to be fixed and that you won’t be charged for work that was not done or not necessary.

To make sure that you are not scammed by a mechanic taking advantage of you, it is important to check out your mechanic thoroughly to make sure that they are trustworthy. There are several things you can do to make sure that your mechanic can be trusted.

Check Reviews

Check for reviews on Google, Yelp, and other websites that rank companies in general and mechanics specifically. You can also ask around in your neighborhood or city to discover if anyone else has had an experience with the mechanic, and, if so, how well they were treated.


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Common Minor Reasons for a Check Engine Light

When your check engine light comes on, it is normal to become worried about the reliability of your vehicle. However, there are a lot of different reasons that your check engine light could come on that are not serious problems. While you always want to get a check engine light checked out by a mechanic, you may not really be looking at expensive repairs. Here are some of the common more minor reasons for a check engine light.

Oxygen Sensor

The oxygen sensor on your vehicle is one of the least expensive parts on your car, and it is a fairly easy and cheap fix. The oxygen sensor helps to regulate your vehicle and can affect your gas mileage. It is not an emergency to replace it, as your car will run just fine, although less efficiently, without it.


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