So… some may recall that recently I was looking for a (newer or better than what I have now) used car to buy. In the end… it came down to a 20 year old Honda with more miles than my car… and couldn’t bring myself to do it.
My regular mechanic… who I love and gets 5 star ratings on the mechanics files… says that my Suzuki needs all the fluids replaced… brake ($100), transmission ($225), power steering ($140), coolant ($150). I’m looking at about $615.
So, I decided to google “transmission specials” and eventually came up with the name of a national chain that does these services… for less than $300. They don’t have ANY reviews on the mechanic’s files here, but one local shop near me gets consistently 5 star reviews (on yelp I believe). Many 5 star reviews of this one place.
I’m on a limited budget. I’m at that place where I need to commit to maintaining the Suzuki or roll the dice and go with something else. But I don’t really have money for both.
I’m taking a long trip in a couple weeks… should I go with the national chain that does it for less (and gets good reviews) or spend twice that much at my “tried and true” regular mechanic.
The title of this post says it all… feeling like I’m cheating on my girlfriend. LOL.