What to look for in a mechanic

If you’ve ever had to look for a good mechanic, you’ll know how difficult it can be, especially one you can truly trust. However, finding that good, trustworthy mechanic can make a huge difference when it comes to expensive repairs.

It goes without saying that a personal recommendation from someone you know and trust is the best way to find a good mechanic, but if you don’t have that, you should consider the following when making your choice.

  • Family or friend recommendation
  • The number of years the mechanic or facility has been in business
  • Whether or not the mechanic is licensed in the province
  • The volume of repairs being conducted at the shop
  • Whether or not the mechanic is open to listening to your repairs
  • After the repairs are complete if the quoted price was honoured
  • If the mechanic or shop offer a guarantee on labour
  • If any manufacturer warranties are honoured or not
  • If you’re able to test drive the vehicle after the repairs are completed
  • Check online to see what others are saying about the mechanic and facility

Try not to be anxious about switching mechanics, and never settle on one until you find someone you can trust, because a good mechanic can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your vehicle and the work of a trusted mechanic will definitely provide you with peace of mind.