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How To Avoid Being An Auto Repair Victim (PART 2)

avoid_being_an_auto_repair_victim_6Miracle Auto Body and Paint in San Antonio Texas will be explaining what you can do to prevent problems with auto repairs. Here are just a few tips on how you can get a great auto repair and some practical steps you can take if things went wrong. Be sure to check back in regularly for more helpful auto repair advice from Miracle Auto Body and Paint.

When you are already in an auto repair nightmare, here’s what you can do.

avoid_being_an_auto_repair_victim_7Get expert diagnosis and estimate
You can ask for an estimate that will include the scope of repair as well as how much it will likely cost you. Make sure to give enough detail on what the problem is and include the recent repair that has been made. It will be better if you do not give your own diagnosis and let the technician identify the real cause of the problem. Sometimes, buying a new auto part instead of repairing the old one is cheaper. Never choose an auto repair center which is not willing to give an estimate.

Get a second opinion if needed
If there’s big money involved with the repair, don’t hesitate to ask for a second opinion. This is true especially if your gut tells you that the first diagnosis may be wrong or inaccurate.

avoid_being_an_auto_repair_victim_8Do price verification
Check competing auto repair shops, web searches or online forums for prices. You can check the part’s prices online to verify if you think the shop is being unreasonable. Just make sure you are comparing the same parts to avoid confusion.

Look for a written estimate
Make sure you read the estimate thoroughly. Look for any guarantee of parts or labor in the fine print. If the auto repair shop gives you only an estimate, you can ask how much it can change. It’s better to work on the clauses before giving your approval and go signal. Remember to never sign a blank work order. When it comes to estimates, parts must be specified according to types. It could be considered new, used, genuine replacement or aftermarket.