Monthly Archives: December 2014

Don’t Make These Mistakes When You Take Your Car to the Shop!

When your car breaks down and you have to take it to the shop for repairs, you are understandably worried about it. Committing these common mistakes, however, can make things worse and delay car repairs. Failure to communicate. According to mechanics, one of the biggest problems when dealing with car owners is vagueness as to what exactly is wrong. Since it is your car, the mechanic expects you to be familiar enough with it to be able to at least describe the symptoms you’re experiencing with it. Don’t describe what is wrong in general terms such as, “The car is making a weird noise” or “It feels wrong when I am driving it.” The more specific you can be about the symptoms the car is experiencing, the quicker the technician will be able to diagnose the problem and get you back on the road. Not respecting the mechanic. If you have little experience with mechanics, you may stereotype them as semi-skilled characters that learned their craft by tinkering ... read more