We recently came across this article, Five Ways to Save Serious Money on Car Repairs from lifehacker.com. It provides some great tips for finding the right mechanic and avoiding getting taken advantage of or sold on unnecessary repairs.
The article gives advice on how to find the best mechanics in your area (we recommend Finishline Auto Repair in Mission Viejo!), how to shop around, how to get educated, and some things you (yes, you) can do yourself rather than hiring a mechanic for.
So take a look at the article. Stop complaining about your auto mechanic and take control of the situation. Find a mechanic you love and save loads of money on car repairs and maintenance!