Auto Repair Business Tips - Saving on Automobile

Posted by Diana Yusuf on Saturday, May 29, 2010

Auto Repair Business Tips - Saving on Automobile, On the subject of automobile savings, I want to point out that you can save a tremendous amount of money if you have a personal friend who is a mechanic. This is because there are so many people in the auto repair business that will charge you as much as they think they can get from you, regardless of what is really wrong with your vehicle.

If you do not have a close friend who is a mechanic and who will give you the true information on what is going on with your vehicle, then the least you can do to save money on a repair is buy your own part(s) at the auto parts store. Bring your part(s) with you when you drop your car off to be repaired. With most repair jobs you can do this, and it will be beneficial to do so. When you get the estimate, tell them you are bringing your own part and you want to know only what the labor cost is for changing the part. Most repair shops make a huge profit on the markup of the parts they sell you, so you can eliminate this markup cost.

If you are buying a car, you will be happy to know that you can find significant savings online. You can go to the local dealership and pick the car you want and test-drive it. Once you make your decision, you can then get online and search for car dealerships within a several-hundred-mile radius. If you want options that don't exist on the local car you drove, you can ask for them when you contact the remote dealers over the phone. It is always possible that your local dealer can give you a better deal than buying the car remotely, and you might even consider contacting him after you get your best price and ask him if he can beat it. If he can, you will also save the time and money you would have spent in driving to the remote location to pick up the car.

You can also save big if you know enough about automobiles to make an informed decision on a used vehicle. You will want to buy one that is less than three years old or you can expect to start paying repair costs. But if you recall, I said that one of the most important friends you can have is a good auto repair mechanic. If you have one, he or she can help you evaluate your used car before you

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