Trust which mechanic?

@sallypup (27975)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 19, 2015 12:38pm CST
I took our car into a shop this morning. I did not tell him what the car parts guy told us: the alternator is your problem, lady. I just told the shop mechanic that the car had had to be charged before its engine would turn over. The shop mechanic came up with what he considered the answer: a bad battery. Not the larger and more expensive alternator. The battery is about a year and a half old. Newer in our minds. I decided to have the battery changed. Not cheap but not as expensive as having a new alternator. I pray this mechanic is correct. We live 10 to 12 miles from town. I must have a reliable car. Must. I sit here thinking about car parts- how many electrical components are in a car that could go bad?
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@PainsOnSlate (20414)
• Canada
19 Oct 15
Take the time to find a car guy (mechanic) that you trust instead of just going to see anyone. We've had the same guy for years, his business is always full of cars needing repair, a sure sign he does a good job and is fair.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
19 Oct 15
Ha, ha, cars have far too many parts to go wrong! I'd trust the mechanic, he is used to servicing cars. The car parts person just wants to make money out of you by selling you something you don't need.
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@sallypup (27975)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Oct 15
And here I was worried that the mechanic would want to sell me something like an alternator and the time needed to put it in if he could.
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