3 Ways to Save with Auto Repair Coupons

by : Andy West

Auto repair coupons are a great way to save money on the required maintenance for your car. This maintenance is something you need to do anyway, so looking for and using coupons can only be a benefit to you.

There are a few ways to go about finding and using auto repair coupons.

Clip coupons as you find them. We all get coupon mailings from time to time. Usually these contain coupons or flyers from local businesses, including automotive repair shops. Keep an eye out for these auto repair coupons, and save them when you find them. Even if it's a repair you don't end up needing, and you just throw the coupon away when it expires, the worst that will happen is that the coupon will take up some space on your fridge or in your drawer for a little while.

The best thing that can happen, of course, is that you find the coupon at just the right time to save some money on something you were going to have to do anyway. Examples that you'll probably see a lot of are coupons for oil changes, radiator flushes, air conditioning maintenance, alignments, and tires.

Go look for the coupons when you need them. There are a lot of resources online if you find yourself needing a specific repair or maintenance. For instance, coupon sites such as valpak offer a searchable coupon database. You just print the coupons you need, and take them with you when you go. Since many of these online coupon sites feature local businesses and allow you to search in your specific area, you should be able to find a wide selection.

Check with your favorite auto repair shop. If you have a favorite place you take your car, don't go someplace else just because you have a coupon. There's a reason why that shop is your favorite, and you may end up being dissatisfied if you take your car anywhere else. Instead, check with your favorite shop and see what offers they are running. They may have flyers with their current coupons in the store, so they can give the special deals to customers when they ask, particularly loyal returning customers like you. Or they may be able to tell you how you can get your hands on their specific coupons online, in the local paper, or in a mailing they sent out recently.

There's also another possibility you might consider. Sometimes one shop will honor another shop's auto repair coupons, just to get (or keep) your business. So call your favorite local shop or pay your favorite mechanic a visit, tell them about or show them the discounted service offered, and see if they can do anything for you. It's always worth a shot.

Maintaining your car can be expensive, so it pays to find all possible ways to save money. A great way to save money is to clip auto repair coupons for expenses you'll have one way or another. Hopefully these suggestions have given you some ideas for how and where you can save money on automotive repairs.