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Tips For Finding A Good Mechanic

Posted on 27 October 2019 by admin (0)

A good mechanic is worth their weight in gold, and no matter if you are dealing with your car or the family car, a reliable mechanic can help extend the life of your vehicle at a fraction of the price of a dealership. So, what do you need to look for in a mechanic, and how do you determine if you have found a good one? Luckily for you, we are here to help answer these questions! Here are five tips on how to find a good mechanic!

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  • Bring your car friend along

We all have that friend is a gear head, and that knows a little too much about the inner workings of a car. Well, this is their time to shine. A great mechanic will not upsell you on unnecessary repairs, nor will they give you the runaround. If you are someone who could not tell a calliper from an exhaust pipe, then bring a friend who knows their stuff will help determine if this mechanic is worth keeping around!

  • Meet them face-to-face

Some mechanics seem great online, but until you meet them face-to-face, you do not know what you are dealing with. During your initial meeting ask them about their labor costs, what type of parts that they usually work with, whether they carry parts on-site or need to order them in, and what experience they have with your model. This will not only get you some answers on their experience and how they run their shop, but it will also allow you to find out how they treat their customers.

  • The appearance of the shop

A mechanic’s shop is their home, and it should have some order. Naturally, it is going to be a little dirty, and smell like oil and gas, but take a look and see if there are tools all over the place or gear in random corners. A great mechanic will be busy, but will still have some order to their shop, especially where their tools are stored!

  • Trust your instincts

If you are a seasoned car owner, you will have learned what excellent service looks like, and what a fly-by-night operation looks like. Trust your instincts and know that you do not need to get work done here, so it is always your option.

  • Check the reviews!

We live in a world where everyone is a reviewer, and this is great for those looking for a new service provider. Make sure to look at both the positive reviews and the negative reviews to ensure you can get the whole picture. But remember, people, love to complain, so every negative review has to be taken with a grain of salt.

No matter if you are in the country or the city, a good mechanic can genuinely make the difference for your vehicle. We have provided you with some great tips on how to find a mechanic, but we are sure there are a few more! Comment below with your go-to advice and start a conversation!

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