There are few things more frustrating than turning the key to your used car and hearing it sputter. One reason for this feeling being so discouraging is because car repairs can be expensive and, unless you know a lot about cars, you never know exactly what the problem may be, so you’re at the mercy of the mechanic you visit. However, there are some really basic things that you can do to increase your chances of finding a reliable source for car service. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to ensure you’ll find a mechanic you can rely on.
Starting out, ask friends and family members for recommendations. We’ve all dealt with car issues at some point, so the people in your life in whom you can trust will be able to give you referrals that you’ll know you can rely on. As you talk with these individuals, write down the names of the repair shops that they recommend to you, as well as any they may advise you to steer clear of. After you’ve put together a list, you can get in touch with each shop to find out which one will work best for you.
If you have some idea regarding what the problem may be, you can call those shops to get price estimates; just keep in mind that they’ll generally need to see the car to figure out an accurate cost. Most shops will perform on the spot inspections to determine the problem, but keep in mind that if they’re busy, you’ll typically need to leave your car there so they can look over it when they have time. Because of this, it’s a good idea to make an appointment, or plan on a way to arrange for transportation if you’ll need to be without a car for a time.
There are many other things to consider when looking for a reliable car service. At Edwards Garage, we offer quality car service and RV service by professionally trained technicians at affordable prices. Visit us today!