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Finding a Great Mechanic for Your Auto Repair


Hey Neighbors!

When it comes to your car, safety is paramount. If your car isn’t running properly or not maintained well, you, the passengers in your car, and other people on the road are in danger. When your car needs maintenance, repairs, and a little TLC, it’s essential you find a licensed and honest mechanic for your Austin auto repair. There’s an auto repair shop in every shopping complex in town, so how do you know which ones are ok to take your car to? Follow these steps and you’ll be sure to find the best mechanic.


Ask for Recommendations


Reliable and trustworthy mechanics are hard to come by, and your friends and neighbors know this. So ask around the neighborhood if anyone has a regular auto shop they feel confident in taking their car to. You can also call your car insurance company for help in your search. They will have a list of preferred mechanics in your area who will work with your insurance if your repairs are covered by your policy.
Reading online reviews is essential to finding a good local service of any type. Once you’ve gathered a few names, search for the auto shops online in places like Google Maps, Angie’s List, or City Search. Reading a few reviews will only take a couple of minutes and will give you invaluable insight as to what other paying customers have to say about local auto shops.


Check Their Training and Credentials


You want to make sure that any auto shop you take your car to has ASE certified mechanics. ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence. Having this certification shows that the mechanic has completed their formal education, passed state exams and ASE exams, and is currently licensed to work as a mechanic in the state of Texas.
You should also ask the Austin auto repair shop how long they have been in business, how many certified mechanics they have on staff, and if they work weekends to get your car back to you sooner. Spending just a little time doing your research to find a good mechanic can save you hundreds of dollars in labor, time, and stress.


This is a guest post for my neighbors benefit.

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post in part by Bucks2Blog.

Comments

Pam said…
I couldm't agree with you more about the difficulty of finding a trustworthy mechanic. My car needed a tuneup, and I didn't know who to turn to. We had our last car services at Mr. Tire, and they totaled it by dropping it off the lift. They tried to pass it off as fine, but we kept having problems with it stalling. Finally, it died. We then learned that it had been dropped, cracking the engine. I can't tell you how many times we were in and out of there before learning the truth. I now turn to family and friends for recommendations, finding that independent mechanics seem to be the best.

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