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For car work, always get a second opinion

Wahpeton, N.D. I recently took my car to a repair shop for a checkup. The first estimate gave me a repair report that came to $456. Upon recommendation from some male friends, I got a second opinion. The second repair shop said I didn't need any ...

Wahpeton, N.D.

I recently took my car to a repair shop for a checkup. The first estimate gave me a repair report that came to $456. Upon recommendation from some male friends, I got a second opinion. The second repair shop said I didn't need any of that work done and that my car would not need anything like that until it had about 57,000 to 60,000 miles on it. Mine has 39,000 miles.

I am a 66-year-old female on Social Security. I would've gone ahead and had the first shop do the work, and I would have been severely strapped for money. And all for what?

I was so fortunate to have friends who gave me some good advice. They also said this first shop is notorious for doing this kind of thing. I am writing this to warn other senior citizens, or anyone who isn't savvy about car repairs.

It's a shame that some businesses would do this to a potential customer. I will always get a second opinion from now on.

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