A Consumers Guide to finding a good mechanic
Written by Ben Christensen
Copyright April 2011 “CARS” Canada Publications
The auto repair industry is an ever-changing business. Of course the direct result of this ongoing change is that some companies fail to keep up, this brings to question the reliability of many service providers in the industry.
So how do you know whom you should go to and what questions should you ask when you get there? What qualifications should you look for, and what are the telltale signs of a good mechanic vs. one who is questionable.
What can you do to prevent yourself from getting ripped off and how can you trust that the advice of your service provider is accurate? In this short guide you will learn what to look for, what questions to ask, and how to know if your service provider is trustworthy.
Chapter 1 getting to know your options
The biggest mistake that vehicle owners make with respects to vehicle repair is falling into the trap of convenience VS quality. This can result in a lot of going horribly awry. What a person needs to remember when choosing a shop is that almost every shop has one thing in mind, how much money can they make from this transaction? Very few shops have the consumer’s best interest in mind.