How To Avoid Car Mechanic Scams - Toyota Parts Blog
To avoid getting ripped off by a mechanic you should follow the tips below.
- Tip #1: Always Check References – If you’re going to a new mechanic, be sure to do a little research. Try to find reviews about their work. Also see if they have any customer references on their website.
- Tip #2: Get A Second Opinion – If something seems fishy or the repair estimate seems too high, get a second opinion. There’s nothing wrong with shopping around, especially if you’re spending a lot of money on a repair.
- Tip #3: Ask To See The Problem – A good mechanic will take you out to your vehicle and show you the problem before doing any repairs. If a mechanic doesn’t show you the problem, ask them to show it to you.
Following these three tips will help you avoid getting scammed by a bad mechanic. When talking with your mechanic, check to see if they use parts made by the manufacturer.
For example if you have a Toyota, you would want to ask them if they use Toyota OEM parts. These types of parts are specifically engineered for your vehicle, which improves performance.