Could Cost You: $15 - $30
Upsell: “Would you like us to top off your fluids today?”
This is one of the easiest ways to add high margin items onto your bill and it takes the mechanic no time at all. Some mechanics will top your fluids off for free, especially if you got significant work done, so be sure to ask the cost.
What you need to know:
–Coolant needs to be changed at around 100k miles depending on your vehicle’s make/model/year and how you drive.
–Give the FIXD Mechanic Hotline a call to double check or check your maintenance timeline
-You just need to make sure it is topped off at all times
-These fluids cost ~$10-20 at any auto parts store and they will help you put it in for free
How to respond:
Your response: “Is there an extra charge for that? If so, I’ll just do it myself.”