How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off By A Mechanic

How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off By A Mechanic

VideoJug presents five things you need to know to avoid getting ripped off by a mechanic. Don't get caught out by those unnecessary repair expenses and follow VideoJug's advice!

Step 1: Oil Change

Some mechanics want you to change youroil every 3,000 miles. Some experts say you can go up to 7,500 miles between changes, depending on your climate and driving habits.

Step 2: Filter Change Intervals

Only the oil filter should be changed with each oil change. Air filter can sometimes be cleaned by shaking off the debris. The other filters should only be changed only at the intervals recommended in your Owner's Manual.

Step 3: Transmission Fluid

Most manufacturers say that flushing the transmission fluid is not needed until 60,000 miles, if then.

Step 4: Lube Chassis?

Most cars in the past ten years don't require lubrication. Adding lubrication where it's not needed could cause problems down the road.

Step 5: Warranty Woes

Some dealers will tell you that you have to get your car serviced there, in order to maintain your warranty. This is not true. As long as youdo the service as recommended in the Owner's Manual, and keep the receipts, your warranty is still valid.