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Today's cars, light trucks, and sport-utility vehicles are high-tech marvels with digital dashboards, oxygen sensors, electronic computers, unibody construction, and more. They run better, longer, and more efficiently than models of years past.

But when it comes to repairs, some things stay the same. The following tips should help you along the way:

Do your homework before taking your vehicle in for repairs or service.

  • Read the owner's manual to learn about the vehicle's systems and components.
  • Follow the recommended service schedules.
  • Keep a log of all repairs and service.

When you think about it, you know your car better than anyone else. You drive it every day and know how it feels and sounds when everything is right. So don't ignore its warning signals.

Use all of your senses to inspect your car frequently. Check for:

  • Unusual sounds, odors, drips, leaks, smoke, warning lights, gauge readings.
  • Changes in acceleration, engine performance, gas mileage, fluid levels.
  • Worn tires, belts, hoses.
  • Problems in handling, braking, steering, vibrations.
  • Note when the problem occurs.
  • Is it constant or periodic?
  • When the vehicle is cold or after the engine has warmed up?
  • At all speeds? Only under acceleration? During braking? When shifting?
  • When did the problem first start?

Once you are at our location, communicate your findings.

  • Be prepared to describe the symptoms.
  • Carry a written list of the symptoms that you can give us.
  • Resist the temptation to suggest a specific course of repair. Just as you would with your physician, tell us where it hurts and how long it's been that way, but let the technician diagnose and recommend a remedy.

Stay involved. . . Ask questions.

  • Ask as many questions as needed to fully understand your repair. Ask for laymen terms if needed.
  • Don't rush the technician to make an on-the-spot diagnosis. You may ask to be called and apprised of the problem, course of action, and costs before work begins.
  • Before you leave, be sure you understand all shop policies regarding labor rates, guarantees, and acceptable methods of payment.
  • Leave a telephone number where you can be called.

Car Warranty Scams Questions and Answers

Q: Is there a car warranty scam?
A: Yes, there are car warranty scams that try to take advantage of unsuspecting vehicle owners. You may have received calls from scammers that start with automated or pre-recorded prompts to enter basic information and stay on the line. Once the call begins, the scammer pretends to be an auto manufacturer or insurer telling you that your auto warranty or car insurance is about to expire. Then they ask you to provide personal information, which will later be used to defraud you. Sometimes the caller will have actual information about your automobile.

Q: What do I do if I fell for a car warranty scam?
A: There is no way to get your personal information or money back, but you can reach out to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and file a complaint. You can contest any charges to your bank card through your bank. Consider using a credit monitoring service.

Q: Who is behind the auto warranty scam calls?
A: Regulators allege the fake auto warranty calls, which scam customers out of financial and personal information, originate from a ring run by Roy Cox Jr., Aaron Michael Jones and Sumco Panama companies.

Q: How do you check if your car warranty or vehicle insurance has really expired?
A: If you are afraid your warranty or insurance may have really expired: first hang up with the potential scammer. Next, call your car dealer or insurer and inquire about your policy.

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what our customers say

After looking for a trusty mechanic in NYC, I finally found it in dependable. I trust Jose and the crew with my car. Very clear and transparent estimates and pricing, very communicative about the work that needs to be done. Dependable is the perfect way to describe the service! Thanks Jose!
J
, 04/24/2023

Dependable auto does great work, very honest and completes jobs in a timely fashion. It's the only shop I trust to work on my Infiniti!
R
, 04/24/2023

Car became disabled out in Rockaway so Geico Roadside Assistance picked me up. They recommended Dependable which thankfully was the perfect call. They took me in and got right to work on emergency repairs. Super convenient for anyone living in or near Ridgewood and the staff was super friendly and consistent with repair updates. Looking forward to coming back, hopefully next time with an appointment and not a breakdown!
N
, 04/24/2023

It's hard to find an honest mechanic these days. Jose stands behind his work and his warranty. Our car had issues that were covered under his warranty and he made the repair at no cost to us. You can't put a price on integrity.
A
, 04/24/2023

I went to Dependable to have my alternator replaced after another mechanic had given me a cheap part three months before. Jose and his team were super fast with the job. They kept me informed and updated about the car, and worked with me regarding the manufacturer warranty for the alternator. The price was also super reasonable. I would definitely work with them again.
D
, 04/24/2023

Whenever I have an issue with my car, I always bring it to Dependable Auto. Jose and his team are always honest and transparent about pricing and don't try to oversell or overstate issues.
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, 04/24/2023

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