Taking a car to a new repair shop is an exercise in trust. But, unfortunately, not all car mechanics are as honest as they should be. We all know the stereotype: grease-soaked coveralls, tobacco-filled mouth, oily cap (worn backwards), filthy hands. Finding a good car mechanic can be a grueling task.
To help you weed out the good from the bad, we’ve compiled a list of things to look out for when you take your car in for repairs. If your mechanic starts raising any of these red flags, it’s probably time for a second opinion.