A car is one of the biggest expenses in your life, so you might as well do everything you can to keep that expense as low as you can. This means you’ll want to work on developing a relationship with a mechanic who specializes in used cars like yours. Learn more about just what you have to gain by making nice with your dealership mechanic.
Loyalty Pays Off
When you come back to your mechanic time and time again for all your car repair needs, you’re likely to receive a bit of leeway here and there in regards to cost. There’s even a chance that you’ll receive a small repair for free. This is because mechanics know all too well how much competition is out there, and the fact that customers like you keep coming back means that they stay in business longer.
Remember Not to Get Defensive
If you aren’t an automotive expert, you won’t know when your car is having minor issues, but you’re likely to learn of those issues when you finally do take your used car to your dealership mechanic. Try not to get upset with your mechanic when you learn of all the many minor repairs your car might need and the potentially major cost that comes with them; your mechanic is just delivering the news. To keep this from happening, take your car in more often for a diagnostic run, even if everything seems to be working just fine.
Know That Not Every Repair Will Be Cheap
While it’s great to learn what you thought was a big repair with an equally big price tag is actually a minor repair with a minor cost, that won’t always be the case. When those major repairs strike, talk with your mechanic about what all that cost entails. Remember, good quality doesn’t always come cheap, and the relationship you have with your mechanic could save you a bit on those major repairs.
Create a relationship with your dealership with your mechanic to bring out the best in your used vehicle. While you’re at it, be sure to send some occasional business your mechanic’s way.