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Are You Asking Your Mechanic the Right Questions?

Meeting with a mechanic can be a rushed and chaotic event. Most people enter a mechanic shop, hand over their keys, and rush out to get on with their busy lives. To get the most out of your mechanic shop visit, make sure you’re asking the right questions.

Will You Charge for an Estimate?

Before taking any steps, you should find out if the mechanic charges for an estimate and what the process is like. Most mechanic shops offer free estimates, but this isn’t something that should be assumed.

Are You Familiar with the Problem?

The mechanic should specialize in your type, make and model of car, as well as the vehicle problem. They should completely understand the problem with your car and how to fix it.

What Does the Warranty Cover?

When having a part replaced on your car, find out what your car’s warranty or guarantee covers. AAA-approved dealerships sometimes offer a standard 12-month or 12,000 mile warranty. The damage may also be covered by the original manufacturer warranty.

How Can I Make it Last Longer?

To get more from your investment in your car, ask your mechanic how to make certain parts last longer, such as the brakes, to prevent you from having to buy the same parts again in the near future.

Is it Worth it to Keep?

You may want to ask your mechanic if it’s worth it to keep your car and pay for the repairs, trade it in, or consider it junk. If the repair cost is more than the vehicle’s current value, then it’s time to let it go. If you decide that you vehicle is junk, call Boston Junk Car at (617) 719-6436 to have it towed away for free.

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