What to Expect from Your Mechanic
Finding a mechanic can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! With knowledge and preparation, the process can be a lot easier, faster, and cheaper. Follow Dr. Drip’s tips to ask the right questions and get your leak fixed today.
– A written estimate for all repairs that will cost more than $100, unless you waive that right or give verbal or written approval to proceed with repairs. – Inspection or return of all replaced parts, if you ask for them before repairs begin.
– Give written or verbal approval of any repairs that increase the original estimated cost before taxes by more than 10%.
– If your vehicle is left at a repair facility without face-to-face contact between you and the facility staff, they must obtain verbal or written approval before beginning work.
Simply put, if the bill causes you discomfort, you can ask to speak to the service advisor or manager about your concern. You should not be shocked when you pay the bill. The total bill including tax should be presented before the work begins, and well before the car is ready to be picked up.