Here’s how to make sure you aren’t getting swindled during a cheap car tune-up
Believe it or not, some of the least expensive car tune-ups end up being the most expensive – for a variety of different reasons.
This is why you need to be 100% certain that you don’t pull the trigger on a cheap car tune-up without knowing exactly what you’re getting into, exactly what you’re going to have to pay for coming exactly what the mechanics are going to do as far as the work is concerned.
Here are a couple of things you’ll want to focus on to make sure that you aren’t getting taken for a ride when it comes time to move forward with a cheap car tune-up!
Make sure that your shop tells you EXACTLY what they are going to be doing
Communication is absolutely everything if you’re looking to make sure that you never get swindled during a cheap car tune-up.
You need to make sure that you expressed to your mechanics exactly what you want to have done, and get them to confirm to you that this is exactly what they’re going to do.
Some shops have “tune-up” on the big board but don’t really describe the services that you’re getting, and you might be under the impression that you are having a specific amount of work performed and it may be entirely different from the board that actually gets handled.
Clear these things up ahead of time.
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ALWAYS get an itemized work order from your shop before they jump into the work
Secondly, you’ll want to make sure that you get your hands on an itemized work order – with prices – before you give them the confirmation to dive right into the work itself.
Mechanics (for one reason or another) have a sneaky tendency of adding things to a work order later down the line, or changing the prices on you after you’ve given the green light to have work performed. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you during a cheap car tune-up by getting that itemized work order ahead of time.
Make sure there aren’t any “extras” getting thrown into your cheap car tune-up without you knowing it ahead of time
Finally, you’ll want to be certain that you authorize these mechanics to do a tuneup and nothing but a tuneup – regardless of what they may stumble upon in the process. If they find anything, make sure that they communicate the issues to you directly, but do not have them handle those issues without you giving the green light.
This is how you pay a lot of money for a cheap car tune-up that you wouldn’t have otherwise.