How to Avoid Unnecessary Car Costs
Posted by keelynet on December 5, 2009
I think we’ve all experienced the dread of what a mechanic will quote and sometimes its an emergency and we can’t be hobbling all around town trying to find a better deal.
“A guy walks into a mechanic and asks for a tune-up. “Looks like your car needs a lot of work,” says the mechanic. “After a quick inspection, I estimate about $1000 worth of services.” It may sound like a joke, but car owners are often hit with an unhappy diagnosis like this.
Many of us have little-to-no car expertise. We feel helpless at the sometimes-merciless hand of our mechanic. After all, who are we to say when a spark plug needs changing or steering should be flushed? Jon Bartunek, owner of his family’s Union Street Garage in San Francisco who has worked in the car repair business since he was ten years old, has some empowering tips and guidelines to offer.” – Full Article Source
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