Maintaining a car can be rough sometimes. You need to worry about paying for gas, learning how to change a flat tire, paying insurance, and hoping that after ten years, it still brings you to work.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t know anything about cars other than that they have wheels. This inevitably leaves us to have to go to mechanics whenever something’s up with our cars.
Mechanics not only know their stuff but also help to ensure that our cars don’t kill us on the freeway. The issue is that sometimes they hide information. Well, don’t you worry about it because we’re here to tell you some things that mechanics may not exactly disclose.
1. Some mechanics use scare tactics. If you go in for some winter tires and he tells you that for the low, low price of $4,000 he can stop your car from exploding, that’s a red flag.
2. In normal conditions, you need an oil change every 5,000 miles. In more severe driving conditions you should change your oil every 3,000.
3. Check for certification (particularly ASE). They won’t be embarrassed to display any achievements so if your mechanic can’t show you any, it’s a cause for concern.
4. Don’t leave without getting all the information you need. They may understand their terminology and tell you everything’s cool but make sure you know what they mean.
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