One of the more stressful
people face is that of finding a
Unfortunately, there are
that take advantage of some customers,
often preying on women and seniors.
Again, if you're unsure, get another
opinion, or, better yet, take someone
you trust who is knowledgeable with
you to the shop.
Ask for recommendations from
family, and other people you trust.
Look for a repair shop before you
need one to avoid being rushed
into a last-minute decision.
Quality vs Cheap:
When selecting a car
choosing quality over cheap is of
A cheaper shop may charge less for
parts and labor, but you may ultimately
have to return your vehicle several
times before the job is done right.
Or you may have to pay another shop to
redo the service you just paid
someone else to do.
Don't be intimidated by a mechanic.
If your gut or intuition tells you that you're
getting screwed, get another opinion.
Look for a Qualified Mechanic:
Be sure the repair shop you
offers quality technicians, quality
diagnostics and service equipment,
quality parts in addition to quality
Failing to take the time to determine
if a shop meets these standards can
make car repairs far more expensive
than you bargained for.
Choose a repair shop that is
Ask all the questions you want.
If the repair shop is not willing to
answer your questions completely
or gives you vague and confusing
answers, do not leave your car for
Just because a mechanic has a
name corporation under the name-tag
on his coveralls, does not guarantee
that he is a competent mechanic.
Some of the best mechanics run
their own, independent shops.
Once you find a mechanic that
good work, stands behind his/her work,
works at a reasonable rate and believes
in proper customer service practices.
Tell your family, friends and
Word of mouth advertising is the best way
to make sure that quality wins out over
mediocrity, incompetence and apathy.
A good repair shop
reinvests in educating
and training its technicians on a
Be sure to ask if the repair shop
employees ASE Certified technicians.
A superior repair shop will assure you
that all their technicians are properly
trained and have received ASE
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