You finally saved enough money, and you’ve purchased your new car. You’re very excited about it. That is, you’re excited until you start experiencing problems with it. Your only way out is to take it to the mechanic, but you have no idea where you can find a good mechanic, and an affordable one for that matter. At the end of the day, we all want to save a dollar or two. The question is, how can you find not only a reliable, but also an affordable auto repair service?
- Deal with a dealership
If you have a new vehicle, or if it is still under warranty or on lease, you can get a quote from the dealership service department for any repairs you need done on your car. Dealerships are always looking to build long-term relationships with their clients, more so in the service department. When you have a new car, the dealership will also have information pertinent to your car model that the other auto repair shops may not yet be privy of. Your best bet will, therefore, having your new car handled by the dealership. Additionally, mechanics at a dealership are specifically trained to handle your car model and will, therefore, be best placed to offer you the best services with regards to your car. You should, however, note that dealership service departments will most probably be more expensive compared to other auto repair shops because of overhead, training and using specialized tools.
- Asking family and friends
With services such as auto repair, recommendations are your best friend. Word of mouth is powerful when it comes to finding a good auto repair service. Your family and friends will definitely not recommend a bad auto repair service. Chances are he/she will also be affordable, too. No one goes out there looking for expensive service just for the sake of it. News of a good and affordable auto repair service travels like wildfire. They will also tell you who to avoid like the plague so yes, you will be sure that you are getting the best mechanic out there. If there is no one within your immediate circle that can help you out social media will come to your rescue. You can post your request on Twitter or Facebook and you will get plenty of suggestions that you can check out.
- Check out the facilities and their online reviews
Once you identify a potential auto service repair shop, you should check out their facilities to see what they have to offer. Your car is your baby, you do not want to take it to a hospital with poor facilities. The first thing you should check is if the technicians are certified. This should sort of guarantee you good quality service. Taking the time to physically check the premises will give you a clue of the skill level and professionalism of the technicians. As you do this, you should remember that looks can be deceiving. Just because they have a fancy waiting room does not mean that the will offer you the best service. Go further and check their online reviews. If all they have are negative reviews, better avoid them. Organizations like Better Business Bureau, CAA and APA will tell you the good, bad and ugly a shop you may be interested in.
Written by the staff at KB Tire & Auto. KB Tire & Auto is the leading expert in auto repair Moberly MO has to offer.