Is Your Mechanic Taking You for a Ride?

By CBS Early Show Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen

If you've ever felt ripped-off by your car mechanic, you're hardly alone.

In a recent survey by AutoMD, a consumer information Web site on car repairs, 88 percent of car owners said they've felt ripped off at the repair shop.

Koeppen's team took the car pictured left, and another identical one to mechanics across the country to find out how they would be billed for repairs.

But is it true?

"Early Show" Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen and her team sought the answer to that question. They teamed up with AutoMD in an undercover investigation to see what would happen when they took cars to repair shops.

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