If you need some repair of your car, always try to give it to a reliable garage for repair. Garage with inexperienced mechanic can not only create further damages to your car but can also charge a fat bill to you. Your insurance company may refuse to pay the inflated amount and you will have to pay the extra amount from your own pocket.
According to an estimate provided by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car owners lose millions of dollars every year due to overcharging of bills by the garage. On an average Americans are charged an estimated amount of $22 billion for repairing of their cars every year. In the courts, it has also been observed that a large number of lawsuits are filed in the US courts because of these overcharging of bills in car repair.
Most of the garage mechanics are dishonest and they charge for unnecessary repairs of the cars which were actually not needed. The problem with the car owners is that many of them are not aware of the technical and mechanical details of their cars and hence could not argue with the garage owners about what was necessary and what was not. Many of these dishonest garage mechanics does not provide any warranty on the repair. If the mechanic is confident of the repair work that he has done, then he will always give a warranty on his work. If he fails to give one, then there must be some problem with his repair. Ask them if they would provide with the warranty before you proceed with the repair.
Another foul play is often done by the mechanics working at the garage. When you approach them for repair, they will give you a reasonable less price as a quote. But when the car owner goes to the garage to pick up the car, he founds that the garage has inflated the bill with the excuse that while doing the repair, he found additional problems with the vehicle which was needed to be repaired. Some mechanic does extra damage and says that the particular part was needed to be repaired.
In many cases, car parts are billed much higher than the manufacturer’s retail price. In addition, they hide the actual cost of repair to the car owner, and he ends up paying a much higher amount. Hence it is always suggested to give your car repair to an honest and reliable garage.