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HOW TO FIND A GOOD AUTO MECHANIC

Choosing a Reputable Auto Mechanic in Phoenix The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certifies car mechanics by testing them twice a year on several areas of auto repair. The mechanics who have passed these tests have a blue and white NIASE patch on their uniforms. The car owner can also contact NIASE to find a list of certified auto mechanics in their area. Another organization that tests or certifies auto mechanics is the Association of Diesel Specialists. Certified ADS mechanics must attend schools to keep current with new technologies and meet high standards for service. Other resources are the Better Business Bureau and of course, word of mouth from people who’ve used a certain auto mechanic and have been pleased with their service. Once the car owner has done preliminary research they should call a shop and ask for the basic prices on jobs like tune-ups, or oil and oil filter changes, for the make and model of heir car. They should ask what the hourly rate for ... read more

UNDERSTANDING THE RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT

Support for the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act from the Engine Repower Council may help give the legislation the impetus it needs to become law. The measure already enjoys broad support among motorists because it puts them – not the auto manufacturers – in charge of who performs maintenance and repairs on their cars, trucks and SUVs. The new legislation offers an important chance to prevent large corporations from taking over the decisions that rightfully belong to private vehicle owners. The Right to Repair Act (also known as HR 1449) seeks to force openness in the automotive industry that will guarantee independent mechanics and vehicle owners access to the information they need to work on vehicles. Traditionally, automakers keep key information to themselves in an effort to keep auto owners returning to dealerships for service. If passed, HR 1449 will allow all mechanics and drivers to work on all models of cars. Without legal protections in place, many mechani ... read more

CRAIGSLIST SCAMS WHEN BUYING A VEHICLE

You thought that vehicle purchased on the Internet was a smoking deal, when a few days later your confronted with the horror of big dollar repairs that will be needed

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