I used to take my dad with me everytime I had to get auto repairs, since they were less likely to jack up the price if I had a "knowledgeable" male accompanying me.
Nowadays, I just let them know I am getting two or three quotes before I make up my mind. That seems to work just as well.
Thanks. :-) It just drives me crazy when I suspect I'm being charged more because I have ovaries.
Yes, I do a nice job fixing my car.
Taken? OMG NO, not you. Did you report it? What CAD would take a sweet innocent 20 y/o while her car was being serviced? :)
You kind of have to, unless you know enough about cars to question them. And cars are not like they were 20 years ago with less electronics running everything.
No! But on major repairs I have little choice.
You may not know how to repair a car, but knowing a few things about how it works can help. People who don't know the difference between a carburetor and a calculator are going to be taken.