Beware Mobile Mechanic Scam

If you have an older car, you know how expensive repairs can be. That’s why mobile mechanics are more popular than ever. They promised to come by your house and fix your car for a fraction of what a dealer would charge, but for the third summer in a row, we’re getting complaints at none in your side about mechanics who are not doing the job. David just opens the hood of his Buick to show me what he’s almost embarrassed to admit. He was ripped off by a scam mechanic.

There he found mechanics offering their services for between 25 and $50 an hour, half the price of a dealer, so he called one and paid him cash upfront for some needed parts, but when the mechanic city was done, David says he realized he had been taken. David was out more than 500 bucks with an unrepaired engine, so we searched online and found this is a common scam nationwide.

There’s nothing wrong with most mobile mechanics. They can save you money, but AAA warranty to get their address and Google them, make sure they have a truck full of professional tools, not just some wrenches and screwdrivers. Ask if they take credit cards. Most legitimate mechanics do and is David learned, never pay cash in advance.

Since we first looked into this topic two years ago, none of your sides continues to field complaints about tristate mobile mechanics. Continuing to do the same thing. If you’ve been ripped off in a car repair, let me know and as always, don’t waste your money.

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