Be sure your mechanic has an A.S.E. certification prior to letting them fix your car. The basis of this certification is that your mechanic has over two years of experience and they have passed appropriate testing. This is one good way to separate the wheat from the chaff when picking a good mechanic.
You might not need a mechanic to fix your car problem. Many things can be easily fixed. If you are game, consider doing some online research to diagnose the issue. If the job is a simple one, you might save a bit of money if you make repairs on your own.
OEM parts should be asked for. This means that you are getting manufacturer made parts and not replicas. Generic may be cheaper, but you don’t know the quality of these parts as time goes on. It may cost you more in the end to use generic parts even though you save money now.
Make sure you have both a spare tire and a jack in your trunk. Most new cars come with them. You wouldn’t want to get a simple flat and have to shell out lots of money to a tow truck. It is much easier and inexpensive to do it yourself.
Ask friends for referrals. The search process can be improved with recommendations from friend and loved ones. Still, you want to follow up by doing other research. Use online resources to see feedback from others as well.
Ask for labor rates or prices before hiring a mechanic. Read all of the small print on any contract you sign, and ask for answers to any questions you may have. How will you be billed? Repair times for some shops are determined by manufacturers. Some repairs that are deemed “minor” may be all day jobs according to the manufacturer.
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