Most mechanics aren't looking to cheat you out of money, but auto repairs are expensive. That goes double for the ones you don't need. Asking your mechanic just one simple question can help you avoid any issues.
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According to mechanic Charles Sanville of The Humble Mechanic blog, you should always ask your mechanic to show you the problem before they do any repairs. Simply ask to see the part that's failing and they should be able to show you.
Even if you're not a car expert, you can probably tell when something looks broken or worn out. Not only will seeing the problem help them explain what's wrong, but you might learn something too. If they can't show you what's wrong, ask them why. And if they don't give you a good explanation, you might want to find a new mechanic.
5 Questions to Ask Your Auto Mechanic [Mental Floss]