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6 tips for dealing with your mechanic

21 January 2014, 07:58

Abuja - Chauvinism is real in the world of mechanics. Here are some tips to help for you next visit.

1) Do not sign blank forms

Always ask before you sign anything and if you feel uncomfortable ask a manager or supervisor about what signing would entail.

2) Always read forms carefully

This sounds cliched but you should always read the small print on all forms you are given to sign by yyour
mechanic. Ask the mechanic to explain jargon. Clarifying will not make you a poppie.

3) Do not always purchase the cheaper substance

Murphy's law will always have it that you will need to visit the mechanic a week before payday. This leaves us vulnerable to making the most economical decisions. Some motor oils may cost more but in the long run, it will save you trips back to the mechanic.

4) Avoid saying that you are getting a second opinion

Do not let it slip that this is your second visit to a mechanic if it is. This is because your mechanic can ask how much the last place asked you for and he could rip you off.

5) Ask for your tyre's build date.

Some mechanics will sell old tyres at an exceptionally low price and will get  away with it.   

6) Always ask for your old parts.

Sadly, some mechanics will claim to have replaced parts when they haven't. Do not fall for this.


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