Using Free Auto Services

January 26, 2011

Free Auto ServicesUse free auto services out there, like Advanced Auto, or Auto Zone. Recently my battery went out. I went to Advanced, bought a replacement and they put it in for free. The other day, my 'check engine' light came on. I went back to them, they told me what the problem was; a misfiring plug wire, and told me how to turn off the light after the problem was fixed. Amazing what free services they offer.


By shirley felts from Tallassee, TN

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January 26, 20110 found this helpful

Does anyone know if it's appropriate to tip for these free services?

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

MaryEileen, I don't really know the etiquette on tipping for those free services auto-parts stores offer, but I'd presume it's either not allowed, or frowned on.

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March 30, 20110 found this helpful

Beware of scamming stores. I recently went to one and they told me my alternator was bad--a more costly fix than a battery. I took it into my mechanic and he said it was only my battery. I also was approached by a man saying he could replace my alternator at his shop down the road.


I told him I had my own mechanic. This was all done while a male friend was along who spoke of his experience with car mechanics--used to work on cars and motor homes for a living. Was I ever glad I took it to my mechanic for the fix. Just beware not all stores are reputable.

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