We came across this book the other day and decided to share with you since we get tons of emails asking questions about “noises” on cars, grab a copy of this book and get a better understanding of what service work your car is in need of.
“Don’t Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket”! by George A. Moyer educates readers before car breaks down by guiding them through common noises and vibrations.
“Don’t Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket!: A Simple Guide That Can Save You Money and Keep the Dishonest Mechanic in Line. It Works for any Car, Truck or SUV, Anywhere You live, the book is intended to help readers self-diagnose and understand automotive problems.
“This book is designed to save its readers money and provide the knowledge needed to deal with unscrupulous repair shops found everywhere,” says Moyer.
Moyer promises the book will easily reveal a variety of bumper-to-bumper noise, leak and vibration symptoms into understandable diagnoses. The goal is for car owners to be able to prioritize the problems before seeing a mechanic. For instance, tens of thousands of brakes, he says, are replaced prematurely based on non-serious squeaks. “Most of these problems can be determined without even having to touch your car,” says Moyer, “Mechanics have been ‘scaring’ people into unneeded repairs for decades. This book will help keep them accountable and protect the consumer in the process.”
Customer Mark Smith says, “I have seen a preview copy of Don’t Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket!. The book is informative and imminently useful. If my daughter had had this book, she could have saved her engine and $3000.”
Moyer says he believes so strongly in educating consumers that he had given dozens of free seminars to car owners on basic automobile anatomy at his shop, Advantage Automotive Services, Bridgewater, N.J.. “It is my experience that a well-educated consumer is a better customer,” he says.
About the Author
George A. Moyer, an Army veteran, owned an automotive repair shop for eight years, working as chief diagnostician. In 2003, he was recognized as a local United Way “Unsung Hero” for the charity mechanic work he performed for needy families. Moyer and his wife, who have been married 37 years, have two children and three grandchildren.