When you have car problems, you may be tempted to fix them yourself to save money. But, you may not have the time to learn or you probably don’t know anyone who will do it for free. So, you have little choice but to spare some cash to tend to your car issue. “How do I get the best deal on car maintenance?” is the question many people ask. Below are some suggestions that could assist you getting great service while saving money:
Yelp.com is where you can research companies and read about customers’ experiences. Pinpoint the mechanic company closest to your zip code, and you can filter the results by highest rated, distance, and most reviewed. Take reviews with a grain of salt, though. For example, the company may have a glowing review, but it could be its only review. Seek out businesses with a higher number of reviews, such as five or more. Also, search for reviews with more details. Don’t just go with ones that just say “Great place!” or “Worst business on the planet!”
Google is similar to Yelp.com with reviews, addresses, and phone numbers except you can also get directions from your home to the mechanic business. Input your home address in the “from” section and your mechanic of choice in the “to” section. You’ll receive directions via car, bike, and public transportation. You don’t have to pick the one closest to your private residence. A better deal may exist somewhere else even if it takes a little longer to get there.
This technique is a bit dated, but useful. Go out and ask trusted family members or friends who own cars about their experiences. They can be the best resources on which mechanics offer the best prices and services.