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Published On: Mon, Jan 8th, 2018

The Global Guide to Getting a Fair Price On Car Repairs

Even if you take amazing care of your car, getting preventative maintenance done as advised, you’re still going to have major car repairs to pay for. And although it can cost a good deal for a new transmission, replacement wheel bearings, or to fix a broken axle, it’s still cheaper to fix a car that is paid off than it is to finance a new vehicle. This is why you need to refer to autoserviceprices.com before agreeing to let a mechanic begin work on your vehicle. There’s going to be a set charge for any new parts you might need on your car, but mechanics have all sorts of ways of coming up with labor charges. In addition to checking that your mechanic is licensed to do work on cars, you should also check to ensure that you are being charged reasonable repair expenses.

Figure Out What You’re Having Done to Your Car

At times, you can go to the mechanic and be told of a straightforward repair that you need. For instance, cars with timing belts might need them replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Vehicles that have timing chains may need less frequent replacements, but they could also require other vehicle parts and components to be serviced. In other words, when a mechanic quotes you a price for a car repair, you have to understand exactly what services are being rendered. It might only cost a certain amount to replace four tires on a car, but if you also need a wheel alignment, brake replacement, and tire pressurization, these two different types of services will render two vastly different quotes.

Looking at Vehicle Repair Costs By Region

Have a tire blowout and need to pull off to the side of the highway? If you happen to live in the South, have a motor club membership and a replacement tire sitting in your trunk, you can drive away without spending any money at all. If that tire blowout were to take place in Manhattan, for instance, you would likely be $300 to $500 poorer. Car repair quotes vary greatly by region.

The Age and Condition Of Your Car

If you have a car that is more than 15 years old, you are going to need to look at how much work your vehicle needs. Sometimes, it can be a lot less expensive to pay for maintenance on a good running car than it is to make payments on a newer model vehicle. In other situations, you can end up paying more for vehicle repair expenses on a car that is older and not too dependable. First, consider if your car has been maintained the way that it should. If your mechanic has to make repairs on a car that hasn’t been well maintained, you will need more work done and your expenses could overall be a lot higher on average.

All vehicles need some type of repair at one point or another. While some will need to have engine swaps, you might only need to pay for oil changes and new tires. If you have done regular maintenance on your vehicle it is likely that you will have fewer major repairs.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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