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 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.(more…)