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10 Ways Your Mechanic is Ripping You Off on the Regular

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So many people rely on their car these days, but at some point you will have to go to a garage to get any problems fixed. The overwhelming majority of mechanics are good, hard-working, and can be trusted. However, there are some unscrupulous ones who will try to get money from you needlessly. That's something you don't need. Especially when you're worried about leaving your car in the garage, days after you first put it there with the bills racking up and the wait proving annoying. That's why today we're going to tell you about 10 Ways Your Car Mechanic Is Ripping You Off on the Regular.

Sometimes, a body shop will charge you for cleaning your headlights. Sounds fair, right? Actually, you can save yourself a load of money by doing it yourself with some toothpaste. That's right, the stuff contains an abrasive substance that can help get rid of grease and grime - and stop you getting ripped off, too.

Back in the day, spark plugs had to be changed every year. That's because the way engines processed fuel was inefficient, meaning they ended up blackened and ruined. However, current technology means that they don't need to be changed in the first 100,000 miles. If that happens to you, beware!

You'll also find out about "hidden" repairs, high charges for scratches, and more. Be sure to stay around to the end, when we'll show you about a kind of gasoline whose name is misleading. Thanks for watching, and don't forget to subscribe!