25 Things Your Car Mechanic Won’t Tell You

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Although having a car can be helpful, when it comes time for repairs it would be good to know these 25 things your car mechanic won’t tell you.


Be wary of scare tactics, especially when they claim they wouldn't drive your car another foot.


Make sure to check for certification in the shop and if you're in the US, a state license.


Look for a clean garage. A cluttered floor filled with dirty rags may be a red flag.


Although it seems obvious, never sign a blank work authorization form. Always have a specific estimate for each job first.


If the mechanic claims they don't need fancy equipment like a basic engine analyzer, go elsewhere.