Finding the Best Car Repair Shop

Finding the Best Car Repair Shop

If you don’t get your car serviced at a dealership, or use a major car service chain, how do you find a good car repair shop?

It can be a challenge finding an auto repair shop that you can trust to keep your car in top shape and charge the correct amount, every time.

We thought we would suggest three signs to look for when searching for your next mechanic:

  1. Get a quote and compare with other repair shops. If a mechanic is quoting you a significantly lower price, perhaps this is a sign they are use inferior parts? Guess what, those inferior parts are likely to wear out faster and guess who gets the job again? Alternatively, if the quote seems excessively high, maybe they are trying to take advantage of you.
  2. Does the auto repair shop have the latest technology? Automotive technology is rapidly evolving and some auto repair shops can fall behind. Today, without up-to-date diagnostic tools, a mechanic could misdiagnose your problem, which means you’ll pay for repairs that don’t fix your original problem.
  3. Be on the lookout for scare tactics or treats you in a condescending. A reputable mechanic will take the time to explain your options just as a doctor guides you to make the right decision for your health.

Got any other hints and tips to help your fellow motorists find a mechanic? Send us an email via [email protected], leave a comment below or send us a note via the Contact page.

About the author

Simon Lai

Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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