EXCLUSIVE: Fox News report about a new tool that is helping Americans save thousands of dollar on car repair.
(Exclusive) - Getting stuck on the side of the road is a dangerous predicament no matter how long you've been a driver. We've all had that sinking feeling before as we drive down the highway and out of nowhere the car's check engine light flashes, the car starts sputtering and the next thing you know, your car is dead and you're stranded on the side of the road.
I was running late to an appointment and thats exactly what happened to me this past weekend. I felt helpless standing there on the highway so I called my husband; he told me to get a tow to the nearest mechanic and he'll meet me there.
What Happened When I Arrived At the Mechanic Was Shocking
Most mechanics are decent and hard working people who want to do their job, do it right, and go home. As in any industry, though, a few bad seeds that see your lack of automotive knowledge as a weakness that can be exploited for profit. When I pulled into the garage the mechanic opened up the hood and took a peak into the engine. He came back to me and told me it was going to be a $2500 repair bill. Still in a state of disblief about what happened, I told him to wait for my husband to arrive before working on the car.
When my husband arrived, he was shocked by the estimated repair bill so he asked the mechanic what the issue with my car was. The mechanic couldn't provide a straight forward answer so my husband pulled out a small device from his pocket, plugged it into my car and opened up an app on his phone. The app told him that the issue with my car was simply a bad battery and a replacement would only cost $120. We called another tow truck to take my car home to replace the battery and now my car is fine.
Apparently, mechanics making things up to jack your rates up happens all the time, and they do it more often with women…
What was that tool?
I am a journalist so naturally I was curious about this awesome device that helped me save over $1000. I wanted to learn more and spread the information so others won't go through what I went through. My husband told me he bought the product, FIXD, online.
I reached out to FIXD for an interview. The CEO, John Gattuso, explained that FIXD was created by two engineers who were tired of seeing their friends and family get taken advantage of at auto shops. They created this affordable device that plugs into your car's OBD (on-board diagnostics) port. I asked will this work with any car; John explained that EVERY car built in 1996 or later is required to have this port.
BEST PART: FIXD tells you exactly what's wrong with your car in a way anyone can understand. No more looking up codes or taking it to the dreaded auto shop only to be given a list of unnecessary repairs – never again!
You can also turn off check engine lights right from the FIXD App if the problem is not serious or if you want to see if it will reoccur. How cool is that?!
Sounds Great, But How Much Does it Cost?
With all the benefits FIXD provides, you'd think it would cost a few hundred dollars, right? That's what makes this company so great. The founders of FIXD made it incredibly affordable so they can help as many people as possible avoid getting scammed by mechanics, while also staying on top of their car's health.
It retails for only $59 and you can purchase it on their official website here.
Don't wait till it's too late! A small investment of a little more than that cost of an oil change can keep your car running smoothly and out of shady auto shops.
The company is now offering an incredible "Buy 2 – Get 1 FREE" deal to all new customers. This will make the perfect holiday gift for anyone you love.
Take advantage and get FIXD for only $39.34/ea instead of $59.00/ea!