How do I get the best prices on car repairs and maintenance?

How do I avoid overpaying on car repairs? I've heard horror stories about people being ripped off by car repair shops.

Answer
“The best way to get the best prices on car repairs and maintenance is to shop around, just as you would with car insurance.
When you shop around, you can get multiple quotes and use them as a bargaining chip when negotiating a price. Other things you can do to get the best price include:
  • Knowing the average price of the repair from your own research.
  • Buying the parts yourself and paying for maintenance only.
  • Reading online reviews of local auto shops.
  • Learning how to do the repairs yourself.
Doing these things can help you avoid getting ripped off and get the most bang for your buck.
Another thing to keep in mind to protect your vehicle is your car insurance. 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
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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