How Often Do Mechanics Rip People Off?

In this question and answer video, I answer someone’s question about mechanics. It’s easy to assume that the auto mechanic might be ripping you off, but it happens a lot less than people might think. In fact, it’s relatively rare. I give some thoughts on how to avoid a ripoff and what we can all do to better our chances of not getting taken advantage of. No matter who we’re dealing with.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at