Looking for a good car mechanic that you can depend on doesn’t have to be difficult. There are specific things you can look for now before your car breaks down or requires a fix before frantically looking for the nearest mechanic just to get the job done.
In fact, it would be a huge weight lifted to find one when you have the chance just so you have somewhere to go when an emergency occurs.
While there are many car shops around, not everyone has the experience, patience, or skills to fix your car the right way the first time around. Keep these things in mind during your search for a good mechanic to ease any worries you may have.
Dealer or Local Car Shop?
If you bought your car from a dealer, the first question is whether or not you should bring it back to the dealer or go with a local mechanic. Dealers are specialized technicians for specific makes but overall are more expensive. Often, mechanics from dealers will open their own local car shop, bringing that experience with them at a more affordable price. Ask what kind of cars they work on and what they come across with your type of car.
Don’t Just Shop for Price
Although local mechanics are more affordable, shopping for a good one based on price alone is a risky move because a cheap fix may be just that-a cheap fix. It is better to find a reliable mechanic that fixes your car correctly for a bit more than to just go with whatever will be easier on your wallet. Look for certifications, reviews, warranties, and word of mouth.
Our technicians are AAMCO certified mechanics and we send our employees to AAMCO University for continuing education and classes. We also offer a variety of nation-wide AAMCO Warranties and Extended Service Contracts.
Find out if the shop you are interested in has experience with your make and with the type of fixes you are interested in it. You wouldn’t go to the dentist for a problem with your eye just because they are both on your face. It is good to start with a small, routine maintenance like an oil change to see how they do and make note of your interactions with the store and their mechanics.
For big fixes, this is where it is very important to know that you can trust the mechanics. A transmission repair is a serious fix that should only be completed by experts. At AAMCO, we are the experts in transmission repair with over 50 years of experience.
Before any mechanic goes in to fix your car, they should provide a diagnostic with a quote. Ask questions and understand why they are going to do something before giving them the go ahead. Ask to see old parts if they are broken.
Great Customer Service
Lastly, but also very important, choose a mechanic that provides great customer service. If you are able to ask questions, bring up issues, get your car fixed properly, and have it all with a friendly mechanic that shows care and concern, then that is a good car mechanic worth going to.
If you’re looking for a good car mechanic, trust in one of our many Colorado AAMCO locations. We provide free 36-Step ProtectCheck® diagnostics and don’t start on any repairs without discussing with you first. Schedule an Appointment with us today.
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