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Auto repair frauds how to prevent your car from driving you to the poorhouse by Monty Norris

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Published by Arco Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English



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  • Automobile repair fraud -- United States.,
  • Consumer protection -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Monty Norris ; produced by Lyle Kenyon Engel.
ContributionsEngel, Lyle Kenyon.
LC ClassificationsTL152 .N644
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5066056M
ISBN 100668037636
LC Control Number74032631

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Imagine that you go to the auto repair shop to pick up your trusty old steed after a complete engine overhaul. The bill, which you agreed to pay in advance, is $1, This always seemed a little steep, but the mechanic talked you into it by claiming he would do a great job and that the overhauled engine should last anot miles. Most auto repair quotes will have a labor component and a parts component. Repair shops make money by performing the necessary labor, and also by marking up the parts. Current Top 10 List of Scams and Frauds Top 10 List of Scams of There are many ways to measure the largest scams, but most measure them by the number of people affected and the total dollars scammed. Our list focuses on the scams that you could avoid, those reported to the CFR, FTC, and BBB (Better Business Bureau). Find more than complaints, scams, lawsuits and frauds reported for Auto Mechanics companies on Automotive topic.

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