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Tips on How to Save Money on Your Auto Repair

Posted on 26 September 2018 by (0)

After an accident or event that necessitates auto repair, you definitely want to save money when you take your vehicle to an auto repair shop. Gabriel of San Antonio Body Shop always offers 50% off to his customers insurance deductibles, he says one should never pay a full deductible. Here are useful tips to help you save money on your auto repair.

Check Out for Specials

There are auto body shops that offer specials at certain times of the year. However, most specials last for a limited period. It’s therefore important that you check out for these specials before you take your vehicle to an auto repair shop. Look for traditional and online coupons that may help you save money.

Use the Diagnostics Code Reader

Buy a diagnostics code reader and use it to save on diagnostics costs. This device can help you investigate errors like Check Engine light that appear on the dashboard. You can Google the codes to learn more about the auto problem and how much you are likely to spend on its repair. Bear in mind the fact that there are auto repair shops that insist on performing diagnostics even when you claim to know the problem after performing your own diagnostics.

Check Out More Auto Shops

Use websites that review auto shops and other online resources to find out more about the cost of auto repair. Check the average cost of fixing the problem of your vehicle. When you know the prices of auto repair in advance, you may have a higher bargaining power while negotiating with an auto shop. Additionally, get estimates from different local shops and compare them.

Save on Auto Parts

If you know the brand, name and model of the replacement part that your car needs, check for its price online. Compare prices of the part in different shops that sell auto parts to get a better deal. You may also consider refurbished parts prices to save more money. Some mechanics and auto shops allow customers to buy parts on their own and pay them for labor only. However, the parts won’t be guaranteed by the auto shop if you buy them somewhere else.

Check the Final Bill

Check the final bill to ensure that the amount you have been billed is correct. If you were given a discount, make sure that it has been applied.

Follow these tips to save money on your next auto repair.