Will car dealers do an even trade?
Car dealers will only do an even trade if the other vehicle is worth more money but a good amount. They will also do even trade if they got a vehicle that they can’t sell and you have something they can unload quickly.
What do dealers look at when trading in a car?
He will check the odometers operation, engine idle, acceleration, brakes, alignment and the overall handling of your car. Most test drives last 3 to 5 miles or at least one click of the odometer.
How can auto mechanics jack up your repair bill?
Jacking Up Repairs Based off the ‘Idiot Light’text:One of the most common, and profitable, ways to jack up a repair bill is exploiting fears over the “check engine” light, affectionately known by some in the trade as the “idiot light,” Joe said. “The check engine light will direct you to a failure code,” he said.
What should you do if your mechanic tells you something is too complicated?
Sometimes it is hard to know whether damage happened at the shop unless you examine your car closely. But a mechanic who is trying to pass the buck on damage that couldn’t have happened anywhere other than in the shop is obviously one to avoid. “It’s complicated.” If someone tells you that something is too complicated to understand, run away.
What makes auto mechanics cheat or push unnecessary repairs?
What drives mechanics to cheat or push unnecessary repairs, Joe said, is the tiny profit margin at many repair shops. Most mechanics are honest, he said, but many are pressured by their bosses to perform unnecessary work. “The shop has to stay in business,” Joe said. “There are pressures to do things that maybe you wouldn’t do normally.”
Do you have to go to a car repair shop?
Repairs are one of the costs that come with car ownership, but it sure is confusing when you don’t speak the lingo. When I go to the repair shop, I’m on the phone with my dad the whole time, repeating everything the mechanic says to my father, then repeating everything my dad says to the mechanic.