We’re going to be honest with you: We don’t know much about car repairs. If you’re like us, you’ve wondered whether a mechanic is ripping you off, simply because you wouldn’t know any better.
You don’t want to overpay for car repairs, but you have no idea what things should cost.
An app that gives you unbiased estimates for your car repairs. That way, you can say something if the mechanic’s total is way off.
Download the RepairPal app for iPhones. If you don’t have an iPhone, never fear. You can still access the just-for-phones version of their website.
How it works: Enter in the specific job you need on your car, and RepairPal will spit back a price estimate, so you’ll know if you’ve received a fair quote. You can store information on all the service and repair work your car has experienced, so that it’s organized and in one place—saving money is all about tracking where you spend.
Our favorite part? RepairPal is helpful even for those without their own cars. If you get stuck in the middle of nowhere in a broken-down rental car, the app will help you find repair shops in the area, including user reviews.