How many complaints are filed against mechanics each year?

I know that mechanics can have an unsavory reputation, but I'm not sure to what degree. How many complaints are filed against mechanics each year?

Answer
“While there are no statistics specifically outlining the number of complaints filed against mechanics each year, many experts estimate that this number hovers around 10,000 nationwide annually.
The reasons for complaints can vary, but typically it’s the result of:
  • Dishonest work
  • Overcharging
  • Collaborating with a dealership or disreputable car insurance company
  • Purposely damaging your car to get more work
The only way to make sure this doesn’t happen to you is to read reviews, get suggestions, and contact the Better Business Bureau. Taking the time to find a trustworthy mechanic and build a relationship with them can help you save money and a headache in the future.
When it comes to relationships you can trust, the same is true for your car insurance company. If you feel like you’re overpaying, it’s a good time to shop around to make sure you’re getting the best rates. If you want help comparing rates, try using the Jerry app. Jerry does all the hard work of comparing rates and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes. And the best part–Jerry does this for free.”
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Answered on Sep 01, 2021
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