Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Word to the Wise

Last week, Tyler and I took our car to my Uncle's mechanic shop and left to go on Vacay! It was so much fun and we saw so many people-thanks to everyone who made time to see us! We returned safe and sound, just in time for me to get the worst cold of a lifetime. Anyway, last night we went to Bountiful to pick up our car and my Uncle shared something with me that I would like to share with all of you:

Apparently, many mechanics are "inventing" or "fixing" problems on cars that aren't even there, or letting something slip loose so that you'll have to come back and pay more, etc. At this point, many consumers are massaging our older cars and trying to get as much out of them as possible! But are things really being fixed? I would be very careful if you have to go get a tune-up, etc, and if you get something fixed/replaced, ask to see your old part (which is such an old standard; ask your dad-he'll tell you the same thing) which ensures that it actually got fixed. Ask around and really search for a safe place to get your car fixed/oil changed, etc. I have a few great places around the SLC area for anyone in need! I wouldn't have imagined that something like this was really happening, but believe it or not, I'm more naive that I thought I was - so keep your eyes peeled! Just a word to the wise.

Hope your summers are going great!

3 comments:

Bret said...

Great tip!! We are getting ready to do a lot of traveling this summer and the car needs to be taken in. Hope your family is doing well.

Katy said...

Thanks for the advice, we've been having issues with BOTH our cars and thankfully we have someone we have gone to for years and trust but when we move, I'll be really nervous to find another one like ours. Maybe we'll just pack him up too? It was SOOOOOO good to see you and Tyler!!!! Thanks so much for coming by and visiting little ol me, you're a popular girl and I know you had a billion folks to see- so thank you!!!

the divine e said...

such good advice! i got my oil changed last week and then after work later that night the car was completely dead. I ended up having to change the battery--well, my dad did. buttt i think the guys at the shop might have something to do with it...