How to Find the Right Mechanic

By Naylor's Auto Repair on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 15:25

When you need a car repair, you need it on a timely basis, and it is imperative that you go to an honest mechanic. How do you find the right person to work on your car?

Someone that can save you money and is focused on customer service is a good fit, but you might have to do a little leg work to find them. Read on.

Start with Research

Research is the most critical aspect of finding someone reliable and honest to work on your car. This means looking into different shops in town, finding background on the owners, researching your car, and learning more about how repairs work, what they cost, and how long it should take.

That seems like a lot to dive into for a car repair, but you want to find the right mechanic and build a good, long-term relationship with them, so it matters that you get it right.

Know Your Car

Knowing what your car needs, and if the specific make or model requires anything special is helpful ahead of time, because then you'll know if the mechanic is also aware of these issues.

In addition, it's worth asking a few more questions about your car -- either to your dealer or while you are looking for a mechanic. Think about the environment that your mechanic is working in, and what their specialty is.

You might ask yourself during the process:

  • Do you need additional certifications?
  • How well do you know the basic anatomy of your car?
  • Would your car benefit from a specialty car shop?
  • Is the mechanic's office and location clean?
  • Is there anything important to you to prioritize in a mechanic?

Get Recommendations

Start with a small job, get recommendations, and build a relationship with the mechanic. Those are additional ways to know that you're in the right place and getting the work done that you need at a reasonable price.

At Naylor's Auto Repair, we're always ready to do what needs to be done to help our customers have the best possible experience. We'd love to work with you; get in touch today.