In this week’s Goss’ Car Care Tips for Women video, CARCHEX customer Courtney from Boston wants to know how she can avoid getting ripped off at the mechanic.

Are technicians always honest? Can I get a better deal somewhere else? Is the price realistic?  These are all questions women ponder when negotiating deals with auto mechanics.

Check out the video below for answers to these questions and valuable tips from Pat; and remember it never hurts to get a second opinion!

Find Pat’s trusted knowledge and expertise helpful? Then don’t forget to check back for the next Goss’ Car Care Tips for Women video!

How Do I Know I’m Getting A Fair Deal?

Hi my name is Courtney from Boston, Massachusetts and I want to know if there’s a way I can make sure that I’m getting a fair deal at my mechanics.

Goss’ Car Care Tips For Women

Courtney getting a fair deal. First you have to remember that most technicians are absolutely honest. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get a better deal at one shop than another, but to see if the price is realistic there’s one way to do that and that’s with a subscription to all data at Now there you can price the parts and you can get the labor hours and so on. That’ll tell you whether or not you’re being charged the right amount.

Now the second thing is if it’s a major thing and it’s not safety related, so the car is still drivable, you might want to get a second opinion because that can clarify things.