Auto repairs can take a serious financial toll on you, especially if you don’t have any money to begin with!
I am a part-time working college student. Simply put, I am NOT rolling in cash... Most of my money goes toward student loans, groceries, gas, and a spring break vacation fund. But the other day when my car was acting funny, I had it inspected to find out that it needed $700 of repairs. Well, there goes my spring break fund and groceries for next week!
Car repairs are nothing to mess with. If something is wrong, it’s best to get it fixed before causing even more (expensive!) problems. But it can be tough to figure out how to afford it, especially when your monthly income is less than the cost alone. Luckily, I got help from the people at Jack’s Brake & Alignment to provide me with the most affordable auto repair solution! Here is what I learned:
DO Apply For Financing
Choose an auto repair shop that offers financing. This can be offered through third-party businesses, and many of them don’t even require a credit score! I got approved for over $1,500 and all I had was $10 in my bank account.
There are even multiple payment options when you choose financing. You can make monthly installments, or go interest-free when you pay the full amount before a certain deadline.
It’s easy, too. Check out Jack’s Brake & Alignment’s Financing tab to apply- it only takes a few minutes!
DO Check For Recalls & Warranties
Certain repairs needed for your car may be done for FREE if the specific part is recalled or warranted. For example, my 2011 Volkswagen is covered for a 12-year unlimited mile corrosion perforation warranty. If you’re looking to save money, it is good to know what your warranties are and take advantage of them!
DO Search For Coupons & Promotions
There are many, many ways to find discounts in the automotive industry. For example, at Jack’s Brake & Alignment, coupons can be found on the website and in almost any local newspaper ad or coupon book. Plus, all returning customers are mailed store credit up to $40 for their next visit! It really is that easy to find a deal!
The bottom line is, car repairs don’t have to drain your bank account. There are ways to get the help you need, and it’s available to anyone! So next time your car suddenly breaks down, don’t freak out. Call Jack’s Brake & Alignment for the most affordable auto repair options.