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Recent Car Protection and Repair News
Regional auto repair chain to pay $28K after charging for unneeded car AC repairs
- Phoenix Business Journal
November 27, 2013
This is another case when a repair shop charges for unnecessary repairs. Fletcher’s Tire and Auto Service Inc., based in Phoenix, will pay $28K penalty for charging an undercover state agent for unnecessary vehicle repairs (air conditioning). Of course, the owner of the repair shop chain is claiming that they "are a good company." This is a great reminder that you should only go to your trusted repair shop!
Auto repair shop owners charged with auto emissions testing fraud
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 20, 2013
Be careful next time you pay for auto repairs if you want your vehicle to pass the emission test. There is a company in Milwuakee, WI that charged car owners for vehicle repairs that were never done.
Current Trends Show Car Repairs Can Be Costlier Than Necessary
- The Inquisitr
November 18, 2013
Home auto repairs that were very common just a few years ago are not as common any more due to high technology and special costly tools that are required even for small repairs.
How To Figure Out What Your Car Repair Really Costs
- Business Insider
November 13, 2013
A newly released survey shows that more than 40% of Americans would rather spend time on filing their taxes by hand than going to a repair shop for estimate and repairs. The reason for that is very simple - most drivers think that they will be ripped off by any repair shop they go to.
New app jump-starts auto repair search
- The Boston Globe
Octobetr 28, 2013
A new start-up, Openbay, launched a mobile app and a website that helps car owners choose the best mechanic in their area. Vehicle owners can now find the best and most affordable repair shop, schedule an appointment and pay for everything through Openbay app or on their website.
Lighter cars add weight to repair costs
- USA Today
September 5, 2013
Automakers use weight-saving materials to boost gas-mileage in new cars but as a result the cost of repairs after accidents increases. In addition, the repair process is getting more complicated, therefore, body shop businesses have to purchase expensive equipment in order to be able to repair certain parts.
Should I Buy an Extended Car Warranty?
- MoneyTalks News
September 3, 2013
If you are not sure whether to buy an additional protection for your vehicle or not read MoneyTalks News' advice. Find the top five questions you have to ask yourself before purchasing an auto warranty.
Honda recalls additional Fits and Accords. Again?
July 19, 2013
Honda auto makers have determined various issues in more than 45,000 Fit subcompacts and 1,659 Accords. During warranty repairs the company has not discovered any injuries associated with the issues. They also stated that all necessary parts will be replaced at no cost to the drivers.
New study finds women get higher quotes for car repair work
- ABC News
July 8, 2013
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University published a new study that shows that women tend to pay more for repairs than men. Research was done with the help of male and female volunteers who called repair shops for quotes. On average, women were quoted $23 more than men. However, women showed better results when negotiating.
Car suppliers absorb more of costs from claims
- Plastic News
June 25, 2013
Vehicle manufacturers are trying to reduce warranty costs and recall claims by going directly to suppliers and sharing costs with them. For the past four years more manufacturers have been purchasing insurance from suppliers to cover the loss from claims.
What To Know Before You Visit A Repair Shop
- ABC News
June 19, 2013
Going in for some routine maintenance? Maybe your "Check Engine" light is on? Regardless the reason, be sure to find out what you need to know before visiting any repair shop. Read through this easy checklist and you'll be a car repair pro and avoid any suspicious activity or someone attempting to rip you off!
Toyota Limits Online Warranties
- Automotive News
June 19, 2013
Think you found a reputable vehicle protection dealer? Think again! Read this shocking expose regarding Toyota's triumphant decision to pull the plug on certified dealers posing at car coverage companies to sell Toyota backed warranties across the nation. Yet another reason to really know the vehicle protection company you're working with!