MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — What do you do when your car starts to make a funny noise or isn’t working right?
For most of us, we have no choice but to bring it in, but a new survey from AAA shows two out of three drivers don’t trust auto mechanics.
As many as 76 percent believe repair shops recommend unnecessary services, and 73 percent believe mechanics overcharge for their work.
Many drivers also worry the work won’t be done correctly.
“On the other hand, the survey also found that a majority of the drivers had found a trusted mechanic,” AAA representative Jeffrey Spring said. “So even though in general they don’t trust repair services or shops, they did find a trusted mechanic.”
The survey did find older drivers are more trusting than younger drivers.