Cheap Car Repair Great Falls MT

Having your car break down on you is never a fun situation, and it can easily be made worse by massive repair bills. Most of us are at the mercy of our mechanics when it comes time for serious work, but we have a few tricks to help you save some cash when your car winds up in the shop next time. Here are DriverSide’s tips for saving money on car repairs.

Service Max
(406) 727-0380, 001-2004
4100 - 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Wal-Mart
(406) 761-5829
701 Smelter Ave Ne
Great Falls, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Carnahans & Sons Towing
(406) 452-8342
905 Smelter Ave Ne
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Tue:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Wed:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Thu:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Fri:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sat:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sun:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Payment
Cash

Custom Machine
(406) 761-2393
1700 Vaughn Rd
Great Falls, MT
 
Pro Lube
(406) 452-8336
1500 3rd St NW
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Lubrication Service
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Electric City Brake & Alignment
(406) 761-2852
500 8th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Services
Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Parts Retail, Tractor Equipment & Parts Dealers, Plumbing Service & Repair, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
alignment, Commercial Industrial, Parts Available, Electric Brake Controllers,

Fast Car Wash
(406) 727-8220
615 Smelter Avenue Northeast
Great Falls, MT
Services
Car Detailing

Bill, RC Trunk Leasing
(406) 453-7807
3001 Vaughn Rd
Great Falls, MT
 
Tire-Rama Service Centers
(406) 761-4200
1627 3rd St Nw
Great Falls, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Walmart Tire & Lube Express
(406) 761-5426
701 Smelter Ave Ne
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Lubrication Service
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Sat:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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How to Save Money on Car Repairs

How To Save Money On Car Repairs By Zach Bowman, DriverSide Contributing Editor

Having your car break down on you is never a fun situation, and it can easily be made worse by massive repair bills. Most of us are at the mercy of our mechanics when it comes time for serious work, but we have a few tricks to help you save some cash when your car winds up in the shop next time. Here are DriverSide’s tips for saving money on car repairs.

 
Go Where You Trust
The first step toward keeping as much of your hard-earned dollars as possible is going to a mechanic you can trust . If you don’t have someone you’ve worked with in the past, do your best to ask anyone local whom they would take their car to. The better you know your mechanic, the better the odds of not getting ripped off .

 
Research
When the diagnosis comes back, don’t just accept it as gospel. Ask for a printout of the problem and do a little homework. Knowing as much as you can about what’s going on behind those garage doors is the best step toward protecting yourself from undue charges. Go ahead and call a few other shops and see if what you’re being charged is on par. If it isn’t, discuss it with your mechanic.

 
Shop Around
If you aren’t in a time-sensitive situation, make sure to shop around. Call a few different shops for quotes and don’t be afraid to let them know what you’ve heard from other establishments. If a shop wants your business, they just might come down to your price.

 
Go Local
In most cases, if your vehicle isn’t covered by a factory warranty, there’s no need to take it to a dealer for service. Many local shops are just as well qualified to handle whatever’s wrong with your vehicle as the dealer is. Just make sure to look for all of the correct certifications before dropping your ride off.

 
The Joy of Remanufactured Parts
It’s true that brand-new parts are always ideal, but remanufactured bits can perform just as well, usually have a great warranty and cost much less. Ask your mechanic about the possibility of using remanufactured or refurbished parts. If he or she’s comfortable with using them in your situation, odds are it’ll be a great way to save some cash and do some recycling at the same time.
 


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