We have been having lots of issues with Michael's Toyota lately. The check engine light keeps coming on at the oddest times and then goes off mysteriously on its own. It gets pretty frustrating and I'm not too keen on getting stuck somewhere alongside the road, especially in triple digit heat!
So I was rummaging around online the other day and was referred to a really neat site that has a little bit of everything for those of us dealing with car repair questions. It's called Repairpal.com. I spent quite a bit of time on the site looking up things about my truck as well as Michael's hoopty ride. It's a great site for those of us who aren't mechanically inclined - male or female/Mr. or Mrs. MoonCat....
Thanks to Repairpal's directory, I found several local repair shops that are included in their system. It's nice that they're rated/reviewed and you can narrow it down to ones who specialize in your vehicle. I've found a mechanic that I think will be able to fix our little issue.
They also have a great way to find out a ballpark figure of what you should be paying for repairs instead of what you might be getting charged. If you use their price estimator you can be armed with that information before you talk to a shop.
For more information about this free service, check out our new friends at Repairpal.com. *This post is 100% my own opinion and words based on my personal experience with their site.