This Study Shows the Top Money Saving Tip for Car Repair
Everyone who’s ever driven a car knows the pain and frustration of having to take a broken car into a mechanic. When we take our cars to the mechanic, it is easy to feel anxiety and dread over getting a $2000 repair bill for a problem that we don’t even fully understand!
But, you don’t have to be at the mercy of the mechanic!
A study conducted over thousands of drivers and thousands of repair shops showed one shocking way that drivers can be prepared and be guaranteed to save money.
The best thing that you can do to save money when getting car repair is knowing what repair you need and how much it should cost.
Many drivers spend time reading reviews online and finding a repair shop that other people like – but that isn’t the best way to make sure that you aren’t getting ripped off.
For both men and women, mechanics are much more likely to give you an honest rate when you come to them prepared and knowing what you need and how much the repair should cost.
What’s worse for women is that, among people who didn’t know what repair they needed, women were MORE likely to be given a higher quote for the same repair than men for the exact same issues!
So what is the easiest way that you can educate yourself so you aren’t taken advantage of when you go to a mechanic?
One thing you can do to save money is to start doing your research online and finding possible problems and costs. You can then take your vehicle to a few local mechanics (we recommend more than 3) so they can confirm the repairs needed and the total cost of the repair. From this, you should have a strong idea of what repair work is needed and what an honest cost is.
But did you know that there is a port in your car that can tell you all this without you needing to go to a mechanic in the first place? At FIXD, our goal is to make this process as simple as possible for drivers, and that’s why we created the FIXD sensor. If you use our FIXD sensor when you have a car problem, we can give you the confidence to know exactly what you need. For each car problem, we’ll tell you what it means in simple terms, as well as the repair needed and the total recommended cost of repair. It’s easy to show a mechanic what your FIXD sensor tells you so they know that YOU know what repair you need and how much it should cost.