Can you negotiate the price of car repairs?

Are car repair prices negotiable? I know that car repairs can get super expensive, but I don't want to pay more than I have to.

Answer
“Yes, you can definitely negotiation the price of car repairs, but how you do it varies on where you take the car.
Independent shops are far easier to negotiate with because they don’t have prices set by a corporate office or a service manager. Getting a fair price also requires you to know how much repairs are and what you should expect to pay. In this case, knowledge is one of the best bargaining tools.
If you take your car to a chain or the dealership, your wiggle room drops quite a bit. However, you may be able to negotiate free maintenance that needs to be done on top of your repairs. This means that you can probably add an oil change, tuneup, or tire rotation for free or a discounted price.
Remember that asking is half the battle. Just as you shop around for car insurance, you should also shop around for the best prices on your car repairs.
While insurance might not be considered maintenance, it does help payout in the event of an accident, saving you money when you need to repair your car. If you want help shopping for the best coverage at the lowest price, try using the Jerry app. Jerry compares rates from the top providers and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes. And the best part–it’s free to shop for insurance with Jerry.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 30, 2021
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