Our cars have become extremely complicated machines and are full of all sorts of technology and added safety features. All of these great advances also mean there are more things than ever that can go wrong with our cars. 

If it’s still under your manufacturer’s warranty, then finding a mechanic is easy. But if that is not the case, finding one you can trust can be a challenge.

Money talks News lists 11 key things to finding a mechanic you can trust.  Here are 3 of the best tips:

  1. Don’t wait for a breakdown – You don’t want to be at the mercy of a tow truck driver taking your car to a mechanic where they receive a kick-back for bringing your car to them.
  2. Don’t shop by price alone – The lowest price does not always mean the best deal – and the highest price does not guarantee the best job. Get recommendations from from family and friends and check out reviews when choosing a repair shop.
  3. Ask for a warranty of the repair – Any good mechanic should stand behind their work but the kind of warranty offered and its length can vary. Make sure to get it in writing.

Take number one to heart. Finding a mechanic you can trust will lower your stress level the next time your car is in need of repair.

Tomorrow: How clean is your rideshare car?

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