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Exposed: Auto Repair's Dirty Little Secrets to Rip You Off!: Catch Dishonest Mechanics and Beat Them at Their Own Game! (You "Auto" Know Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Marty Guerrero
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Exposed: Auto Repair’s Dirty Little Secrets to Rip You Off!
Catch Dishonest Mechanics and Beat Them at Their Own Game!
Hate Getting Your Car Serviced Because You're Afraid of Auto Repair Rip-offs?
If you’ve ever dreaded taking your car in for routine maintenance, such as getting a simple oil change, or you’ve skipped getting your tires rotated because you’re afraid a dishonest mechanic will rip you off, then this is the book for you!
That’s because, chances are you HAVE BEEN CHEATED! If you’re a woman, you can bet you’ve been cheated, not once, not twice, but over and over again!
Get Your Copy of this Book! You will learn the inside scoop on the tricks of the trade
You will learn how mechanics, worldwide, use a tried and true technique known as the “Three F’s” to get you to agree to spend more money. This book will teach you about the “dirty air filter” trick and the "Flush” services that flush out your wallet. The tricks make the shop money while ripping you off.
You will learn the ways dishonest mechanics scam you by “up selling” services you don’t need.
We've all suspected it happens, now there's proof!
Marty Guerrero is a two-time Emmy Award winning journalist who caught a so-called “female friendly” mechanic cheating her. He was charging her more than $1000.00 for various services when all her car needed was a new battery. When he refused to refund her money, Marty took her case to state investigators and won. The shop owner was such a jerk she decided to take auto repair classes, learn about her car and expose the industry’s dirty little secrets.
This powerful book will save you money! You will learn how dishonest mechanics reel you in with cheap oil change prices then do a “bait and switch” to charge you more.
Buy this book for yourself, and give copies as gifts to your friends and family. It will save all of you from agreeing to unnecessary services.
You will save on your personal finances and have a lot less anxiety and headaches going to an independent auto repair shop or an auto dealership.
It’s a "must read" for anyone who drives a car!


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About the Author

Marty Guerrero is a two time Emmy Award winning journalist who has worked in Los Angeles TV News for 15 years as both a writer and a producer. Marty also worked 10 years at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta. She is a SoCal (Southern California) native and a former reporter at the San Bernardino Sun. Marty began her journalism career working summers at the El Chicano Newspaper while earning her journalism degree at San Diego State University. Besides writing, Marty has mentored young women and sponsored scholarships. She has been a guest instructor at a summer program for high school students at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has been a guest speaker at UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State San Bernardino and numerous elementary schools.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2676 KB
  • Print Length: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Marty and the Mechanics (17 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KEW9ENS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #896,664 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 26 May 2014
By E. Forster TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is well written and gives accounts of how people have been ripped off when having their vehicle repaired. I have been ripped off in the past and reading this book has made me more aware. The book is American but that shouldn't make any difference.
A good read and pleased with my purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good Info 8 Jun. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Exposed: Auto Repair's Dirty Little Secrets to Rip You Off!: is really a good book.
I haven't finished the book yet but it went through the first chapter & it looks promising.
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2.0 out of 5 stars FAIRLY OBVIOUS 13 Jun. 2014
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Pretty tame unless you are an idiot who listens to everything a garage tells you. Garages only give bad news, they are there to make money.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very little info 13 Jun. 2014
By AJ
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Not much information, just the same couple of anecdotes repeated lots of times. Not worth the read even if it was free
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eyes opened 19 April 2015
By Barbara Ayala - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I thought that since I am an older person, I might not need this book; but I bought it because it seems like older people are frequently scammed. I found out that I have fallen for some of the bad mechanics' schemes, sometimes more than once . The book does seem a bit brief; but there is huge value in Marty Guerrero's example, no matter what industry you are dealing with. She was gutsy enough to question the opinions of the mechanic, stand up , take him to court; then actually study and work in the field. This is a golden life lesson; many women, and some men, often , like me, just accept unquestioningly the person cheating us because they were the experts and we think we must be agreeable and we think do not know enough. Thanks!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading (but a bit brief) 16 April 2015
By rickzz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a good book to read for the car novice (but someone already familiar with auto repair won't learn much here). The book is brief and has large font (without figures) so it's better to buy the kindle version, which is half the price.

The author says the book is not meant to imply all mechanics are dishonest- but she doesn't mention another issue: due to increasing complexity, auto repair is becoming like modern medicine. Some mechanics really are just trying to cheat you. But mechanics (like doctors) also do unnecessary+costly repairs because of an incorrect diagnosis.
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3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok 27 Jun. 2014
By me - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
it was ok and a good basic book for someone who has no clue in how their car works. There are some good scams that everyone can get caught up in and would cost them hundreds
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eye opening 7 Jun. 2014
By Robert W. McKay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
although i already knew 99% of the deceit going on in the auto repair scam...if you are not this will be a 'revelation' for you...made all my kids read it...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET IS 13 Jun. 2015
By NICHOLAS F. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
WARNING, THIS IS A SCAM..... I ORDERED IT TRYING TO OUTSMART MY MECHANIC, LIKE THEY CLAIM.... THIS IS BS... I HAD A RELIABLE, RELIABLE MECHANIC,...... BEFORE I LISTEN TO THIS BS.... NOW I HAVE TO TAKE MY CAR TO A REAL SHOP BECAUSE I LISTENED TO THIS BS SCAM.... THE ONLY PERSON THAT IS GETTING OVER ON YOU IS THIS P-O-S SCAM ARTIST.
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