Finding the Best Price for Auto Repairs

The mechanic says my ac compressor is seeping and the hose took a dump and that it's about $700 to fix. Does anyone know how to find a little bit cheaper mechanic or if that price is correct? Please help. I have 2 kids and can't have them in the hot car for the summer like that.


By Mandy

May 23, 20110 found this helpful

Check out the following website for estimates.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
May 25, 20110 found this helpful

Besides MCW's suggested link call around to all of your local auto repair places and ask what they would charge for a seeping compressor with a bad hose by phone. That should give you a better idea of what the fair going rate is in your area without an additional inspection charge.

This might sound mean, and it's sincerely not meant to be, but when I was an infant/child there was no air conditioning in our cars and I survived just fine even in stop and go traffic when the temps were even 90 and 100 so if you can't afford the repair simply use common sense when it comes to your children's heat safety.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
May 29, 20110 found this helpful

Check with your local high school/trade school/college as to their car repair classes. They will do the work for free or only a very minimal charge, for the experience. You will probably have to buy the parts.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
Man Working on Repairing a Car
Saving Money on Car Repairs
Home and Garden Repair CarsMay 23, 2011
The rear license plate of a red car from California.
Discouraging Auto Tag Theft
Free Auto Services
Using Free Auto Services
Cleaning Auto Glass
Cleaning Auto Glass
Thief Breaking into Car
Preventing Auto Theft
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 27, 2016 at 11:26:19 PM on in 8 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!