One might think to themselves “Are these fixes necessary? Are these prices too high?” There may not be a way to avoid automotive repairs entirely, but there is a way to stay in control of the situation.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 04, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — It’s a moment every vehicle owner dreads, when a mechanic calls to tell you that the simple repair is going to cost hundreds of extra dollars. One might think to themselves “Are these fixes necessary? Are these prices too high?” There may not be a way to avoid automotive repairs entirely, but there is a way to stay in control of the situation. That’s why our team at Delta Auto Protect has put together a few pointers to help everyone avoid any mechanics that might be trying to swindle you.
Get To Know A Reliable Mechanic
Establishing a relationship with a repair shop you trust can be a big help. Asking friends, family and colleagues for their recommendation is one of the best ways to find a reputable shop. With or without a recommendation, check out the online presence of the repair shops in your area. This gives you the opportunity to see if they are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified and the chance to see what other people have to say in their online reviews.
When you do find a repair shop you would like to try, take your car in for an oil change and inspection. See if the mechanics are willing to take the time to explain any potential problem. Think of it as a sort of date. The oil change is akin to having a cup of coffee with someone, where as a small repair can be like going to dinner. These trips to the repair shop establish a healthy relationship with your local mechanic.
Make Sure You Are Getting The Truth
But how do you know if a repair shop is being honest with you? Simple. A good mechanic won’t mind taking you into the garage and explaining the repair and why it needs to be done. After the fact they should also feel comfortable showing you the worn out parts, which should serve as enough proof to know they are not trying to trick you out of any money in the repair process. If you are unsure about the price being fair, it is perfectly acceptable to take your car to another shop for a second opinion.
These may seem like no-brainers, but in the heat of the moment they can serve as a good reminder if you are ever surprised with an auto repair emergency.
Since inception, Delta Auto Protect has been servicing Vehicle Owners with dedicated quality care and providing comprehensive coverage to all drivers nationwide. Since the beginning, our goal has been to provide exceptional service, eliminating delays, and developing the industry standard for Extended Vehicle Service Programs. How do we do it? Delta Auto Protect is staffed with ASE certified technicians who work for you. Our staff speaks directly with your repair center and provides coverage authorization in a timely manner directly over the phone.
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