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How to deal a with automobile mechanics if you are a woman

By George Dodson

Why do mechanics have a reputation when it comes to women and getting cars repaired? The prevailing attitude among some mechanics seems to be that women don’ have as much information about cars as men do. Of course, not all mechanics are this way, but there is enough, that is of concern to many women. What can women do to upset this trend? How can women do with mechanics, so they’e not taken advantage of?

There is a strategy that you can employ as a woman when dealing with mechanics. The first thing is to become educated. Read that automobile manual. Get familiar with how your auto operates. Become familiar with how often you change the fluids, how to operate the controls, and other information vital to keep your machine running.

You should also find out what you can do by yourself. You can save a lot of money by doing the simple things such as changing wiper blades, fuses, headlights and taillights, and keeping fluid levels where they should be. It is apparent that taking these actions at hand keeps you away from your mechanic. In addition, you save a lot of money because many mechanics charge by the hour.

If you happen to be a woman and must deal with a mechanic, find a reliable one. Inspect the mechanic that you are dealing with. Check if there are reports of trouble with their businesses. get to know from your friends and relatives of the best places to get your services and at reasonable pricing. After finding a reliable mechanic who is not a rip off, get hooked to him. Adverts might draw you elsewhere but it is best to stay where you are treated well.

Next time you visit your mechanic, you should be in the know about the trouble your car is facing. This information can be accessed from the internet or perusing through the special manual that came with your car. After knowing this, you can go to your mechanic confident that you will not be ripped off. Don’ ever say, “I think it’ probably something bad.” Some mechanics will think you don’ know what you’e talking about and take advantage of you.

Ensure that your mechanic points out the problem with your car once you make a point visiting him. If you do not understand the problem, ensure to tell the mechanic that you are keen on finding out the problem. An honest mechanic most of the time will not hesitate to show you what is wrong with your car. That’ especially true, if you show a degree of knowledge about that particular problem. At times, you might know how the problem your car has but unwilling to take care of it.

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