August 11, 2022
Written by
Kate Rochat

Q: I’m afraid of being scammed after an oil change gone wrong. What should I do?

Answer: It can be difficult to find a mechanic that you trust, especially as a person who is not extremely familiar with cars and mechanic procedures. However, what you can do is try and familiarize yourself with the basics of certain jobs, along with average pricing, to make sure that you are not getting scammed when you pay a mechanic for the service. Read Curbee’s blog post “How Long Does an Oil Change Take?” to familiarize yourself with the basics of an oil change, from the steps of the job, how long it takes, and average pricing. Other than studying up on your mechanic procedures, read reviews about your local mechanics to ensure that others have had a good experience before you place your trust in their services. Similarly, find a mechanic that strives to be your lifestyle and go-to auto service provider, so that you can be sure that your satisfaction is their top priority.