What things should you never say to a mechanic?

I know there are certain things you should never say to a car dealer or they'll take you for all your worth. In this same vein, what are things you should never say to a mechanic?

“The main thing that you should never say to a car mechanic is that you don’t care how much it costs as long as it gets fixed. When you say this, mechanics tend to find many things wrong with the car that may or may not be reasonable or real.
You may also want to avoid other things like:
  • Money is no obstacle.
  • I don’t know anything about cars.
  • Give it the works
Anything that relays that you don’t know anything about cars or are willing to hand them a blank check can end up costing you thousands. Avoid this at all costs. If you’re working with a mechanic after an accident, you may want to have your car insurance company do all the talking.
If you’re looking for other ways to save money on your car, it might be a good time to review your car insurance policy to ensure you’re getting the best rate on your coverage. Try using the Jerry app to compare rates from the top providers. Jerry does all the hard work of pulling quotes for you and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes. And the best part–shopping for insurance with Jerry is free.”
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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