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32 Lies Your Mechanic Has Told You

Cheapism Logo By Jason Notte of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 33: Car owners place a lot of trust in mechanics to limit maintenance and repairs to what a vehicle needs. But when there's a sizable knowledge gap between vehicle owner and mechanic, that trust can be betrayed. That's why there are some things a car owner should know before heading into the shop for even a routine oil change that will help look out for fibs auto shops tell to get you to spend a bit more.

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Car owners place a lot of trust in mechanics to limit maintenance and repairs to what a vehicle needs. But when there's a sizable knowledge gap between vehicle owner and mechanic, that trust can be betrayed. That's why there are some things a car owner should know before heading into the shop for even a routine oil change that will help look out for fibs auto shops tell to get you to spend a bit more.

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