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Picking reliable auto repair shop

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Let's say your car needs some repairs--big or small--after this snow storm. One repair shop may charge you $50, when another will slap a $2,000 bill in your face. Your job now is to pick a reliable mechanic to get the work done. This is what you need to look for:


  • Look into business reviews. Use Better Business Bureau's website or Yelp. It is also a good idea to ask around and find out who your friends and co-workers use.

  • Consider shop's location and overhead. High-end shops may charge for things in the gray area; and large businesses may charge a high rate to pay staff. If you are able to, pinpoint a business with lower labor rates.

  • Get a written estimate. Do this prior to authorizing repairs, for parts and labor. Always give your permission before additional repairs are made.

  • Get everything in writing, even guarantees. As for major new parts to be pointed out; if there is a problem, you can prove they are covered by the guarantee.



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