6 Tips in Finding the Perfect Mechanic for You
Anyone that loves their car knows the anxiety you go through when having to take your car to the repair shop. Not just for the money you will have to spend but for the time your vehicle will be in the shop before it is fixed and you can get it back.
Before you leave your car at a mechanic’s garage, searching is very important in finding a professional that knows how to do the job right. You also want to find someone that is passionate about cars, is friendly and professional, and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg to get the job done.
Here are 6 tips to finding a mechanic that is right for you!
1. ASK your friends and family whom they would recommend.
There is nothing like ‘Word of Mouth’ advertising from people that you know, like, and trust. Especially from those that have actually EXPERIENCED whatever it is that you need to know, such as, who is the BEST Mechanic that they could recommend.
If you can’t ask others in person or by phone, ask your friends on social media networks like Facebook.
It’s always good to know if someone had a very good or a not so good experience.
Is the mechanic out-going or rude? Knowledgeable or lack experience? Equipped to service your car or are they able to perform their job in getting you back on the road safely again in a timely manner?
2. Look for a Specialist.
There are some mechanics that generalize and are VERY good. Then, there are some that specialize and know your car like the back of their hand, such as the make, model, engine, etc.,
ASK if the mechanic knows and is familiar with the make and model of your car. Find out if there are any known issues with cars like yours.
3. Test the Mechanic First.
If Possible, test the mechanic out with minor repairs first before taking your vehicle in for major repairs.
This way, you can get a general idea on their practices. This will also help them gain familiarity of your vehicle for future reference.
Another good reason to do this is to be considered a loyal customer and better known by them. You may be treated better as a regular customer than just someone that is a stranger to their business.
4. Look for Automobile Repair Shops that have a lot of consistent business.
When you go to a garage and notice that there is a constant flow of cars going in and coming out of shop, then they are probably a reputable company.
Not only would they have a lot of experience, but they are clearly trusted by a lot of people to have such a high turnaround of cars to fix.
5. Research the part(s) needed to be fixed.
When the mechanic is explaining to you that you need a certain part or parts, it’s always good to know as much as you can about it.
It’s also good to know if the part is new or used. If it’s used, it’s even better to know if a used part is being pawned off to you as a new part.
6. Check the Cleanliness and Organization of the Garage.
It’s always good to know how the business is run. If it is messy and disorganized, then how do you know that they’ll treat your car any better?
You want a clean and organized Automobile Repair Shop because you’ll know that they take pride in their work, and probably will with your car, as well.
Using these 6 tips in finding the right mechanic for you will help you immensely.
After all, you don’t want to leave your baby to just anyone to take care of.
Not just any ‘doctor’ would do when it comes to fixing any ‘disease’ your ‘Automobile’ might be dealing with.
Good luck and happy motoring!
Christopher Zak is a Content Writer for Florida Media Marketing and for other websites, videos, eBooks, and articles.