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Protect Yourself From Being Ripped Off

Next to a home, your vehicle is one of the largest investments you can make. While it is always recommended that you take your vehicle to your local Tewksbury Auto for routine maintenance, there are a few things you can do on your own to prolong the life of your vehicle. One simple thing you can do is to kick some bad habits you might be employing.

Here are a few things from your local Tewksbury Auto to make your car run better for longer:

First Way of Being Ripped-Off:
First Way of Being Ripped-Off:

They sell you something you don’t need. This is the worst rip-off. This occurs regularly in shady repair shops.

How to Protect Yourself:

Before you agree to the repairs, be sure you understand what’s being done. A good shop will take the time to teach you everything you need to know to make an informed decision. Have the shop show you each needed item before and after repair.

If you feel uncomfortable about anything, REMEMBER: you can take your car anywhere for your repairs.

Always ask as many questions as you can so that you are sure of your decision.
Afterwards, verify that the repairs were done, and ask the shop to give you back your old parts.

Second Way of Being Ripped-Off:
Second Way of Being Ripped-Off:

They don’t know what they are doing. Many unskilled technicians are in the field due to a general shortage of good technicians nationwide. You are paying for their incompetence in wasted diagnosis time, mistakes, and in parts that weren’t needed.

How to Protect Yourself:

Select an auto repair shop like Tewksbury Auto that is accredited by AAA, ASE, ASA, BBB, etc. Technicians can be specially certified for different car systems, so whenever possible, make sure your tech is ASE certified in the specialty he’s working in. Just because a tech is certified in one specialty, doesn’t mean they are in all areas.

Third Way of Being Ripped-Off:
Third Way of Being Ripped-Off:

They promote a price which isn’t realistic. We all see commercials advertising cheap four-wheel brake jobs for $99, and a lot of us are tricked by those commercials into getting a $200-$300 service. Scheduled maintenance, tune-ups, and many other services can have a misleading price tag.

How to Protect Yourself:

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Have an honest mechanic from Tewksbury Auto give you a correct estimate or get ready to open your wallet much wider than you thought!