When it comes to our car, we always find the best for it. hence, when there are certain problems regarding our car, we find the reliable car repair shop that can take care of our automobile. Here are some ips to find a reliable car repair shop.
Ask your friends and family. Almost every adult owns a car or truck, and most of them have to take it in for repairs occasionally, said Tony Molla, ASE vice president of communications.
“Word of mouth is still the most common way consumers find a mechanic,” Molla said.
Read your owner's manual. It's not the most exciting book you will ever read, but the manual has lots of important information about the vehicle you drive every day, Molla said.
“Your owner's manual tells you what the manufacturer recommends for regular maintenance,” Molla said. “As you put more miles on your vehicle, its maintenance requirements will get bigger.”
“You plug in your make and model, and your ZIP code, and you get a range of what the job should cost,” Molla said. “Then you can see if the estimate you get falls within that range.”
Scope out an auto repair shop. Take your vehicle in for a minor job, like an oil change or tire rotation.
“See how you are treated,” Molla said. “Were you greeted properly? Did they explain everything to you? Look around. Is it a clean, professional-looking facility? Find out if their mechanics are ACE certified or certified by the car manufacturer.”
Get everything in writing. This includes an estimate, notification that the garage needs your permission to make additional repairs, and an itemized bill.
In Pennsylvania, state law requires auto repair shops get a customer's approval before charging for repairs.
“Make sure you understand what they say your vehicle needs,” Molla said. “They should explain it clearly.”
Get a second opinion. If you aren't sure why you need a particular repair, or don't think you are being quoted a reasonable price, don't be afraid to visit another garage, Molla said.
“If their explanation doesn't satisfy you, say, 'I'll think about it,' and take your vehicle somewhere else,” Molla said. “See if you get the same diagnosis.”
In order to be able to find a reliable car repair shop, you need to be able to ask yourself with these questions and queries. In order to save time, effort and expenses, find a car repair shop that gives you what you really need.