How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off at a Mechanic Shop
Using hidden cameras, Anderson investigated how mechanic shops can easily scam women into paying more than what they should for car repairs.
Financial expert Sanyika Boyce-Calloway shared her tips on how to avoid mistakes that could put you in danger of getting ripped off by a dishonest mechanic.
"It's important for you to not be too trusting. Tell the mechanic you want to see the problem, tell them you want to take a picture of it. Tell them that you have a friend who is a mechanic and that you want to 'run it by them.' Go to more than one place for a quote."
Mechanic PJ Marchel also offered his helpful tips, and said compared auto repairs to going to the doctor. "You need a second opinion. Ask questions, ask why it costs so much."
PJ also suggests googling the information on repairs for your car to make sure you're not being overcharged.