If you’re sick and need medical care, I’m guessing you don’t just randomly find any doctor to help you. You probably do your research, get advice from friends and family, read reviews, and make sure that the doctor is trusted and qualified to help you with your condition.
Do you do the same for your car? Of course, your health and wellness is significantly more important than your auto, but cars also need specialized services to run well and avoid avoidable repairs. Today we’ll give you a few tips on how to choose the right auto repair shop for your vehicle.
First we’ll start with qualifications and experience. This is essential when looking for someone to service your car. Sorry to use a body analogy again, but if you had a broken arm, you wouldn’t see a dentist. Many automotive repair centers also focus only on one area of service, such as transmissions or collision repair. A shop that specializes in brake service wouldn't be the best place to fix a wiring issue.
If you are looking for a service center to provide ongoing routine maintenance, you'll want to find one that provides an extensive range of services and has mechanics that are qualified in many different fields. If you live in the Falconer area, talk to us at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair (716-665-2501). Our technicians have extensive training and experience.
How Much Will it Cost?
Next you’ll want to find fair pricing. If you’re unsure of how much you should be paying, don’t always count on the first quote you get. Call around or check several service center websites so you can get an idea of how much you should pay for the service you need. Once you know the range, choosing the least costly isn’t always the best. You’ll want to refer to the first tip to make sure they have techs who will do the job right.
Another tip is to read reviews and ask people you know for referrals about automotive service centers and mechanics they’ve used. When checking online reviews, notice how many are listed. The more, obviously, the better. Remember, you can’t go solely off these reviews because no automotive service center is free of problems or issues. But if you find a lot of negative reviews, it may not be the best option. And vice versa, if you find a lot of great reviews, you’ll most likely have a similar experience.
Do Your Homework
The final tip is to get as much information as you can on your automobile's issue and then ask a lot of questions. This will help you know what your service professional plans to do and allows you to set some expectations. If your advisor explains what’s going on and offers a plan, then you’re probably in good hands!