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AUTOMOTIVE Q AND A: Most mechanics aren't out to rip you off

Published 03/11/2009, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Q. I just heard a radio commercial for a service claiming to save people money on car repairs. They made it sound like all the repair shops were out to take your money but this service could somehow get you the best deal. I've never been ripped off that I know of, but it made we wonder. How prevalent is this problem? How can I know if I'm getting what's needed and it's a fair price?

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