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Fixing up or trading in?


By Scott Brunsvold

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Ask the Expert



Lately on my visits to local repair shops (Herman’s in Fountain, McCabe’s in Preston & Hanson Tire in Preston) I see a lot of tough looking vehicles getting major repairs done to them. As we have discussed before, a person must look at the whole picture before committing big dollars to a repair or a vehicle upgrade. After fixing an engine or transmission there are still many other problems that can occur. On a lot of older vehicles rusty undercarriages can mean gigantic expenses. If brake lines are rusty that can be a very time consuming fix. Are the steering components tight? In the same breath, is the vehicle you’re looking to purchase have any of these same issues? These are some tough questions to answer so consider who you are dealing with and what their reputation is, be it the car dealer or the repair shop.



Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

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