If you own a car, eventually you’re going to need an auto mechanic. We’ve all seen those exposes where undercover reporters find less than honest mechanics time and time again. It seems that finding one you can trust can be hard. It shouldn’t be. Here are a few things to look for in a great auto mechanic.
Ask Around & Check Them Out
Ask friends who they use. Once you have a few names, check them out on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) site. You’ll be able to see at a glance if they have complaints against them, how long they’ve been in business and even a rating. (Don’t worry if they’re not accredited, that just means they’re not paying a membership.) Also look at their online reviews on Google, Facebook and other non-biased sites. You’ll be able to learn a lot about how the shop operates and if they stand by their work.
Make Sure They Have ASE Certified Mechanics
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifies mechanics. This independent non-profit tests automotive professionals for proficiency in all aspects of repair. If when you choose a shop with ASE certified mechanics, it is more likely that the repair will be done right, the first time. A great auto mechanic keeps their certification current so they can provide excellent service.
Learn About Their Services
Ideally you want a shop that provides comprehensive services. Being able to have your oil changed and tires rotated is a time saving convenience. When you find a great auto mechanic you trust who offers everything from new tires to tune-ups as well as repair, you will always have someone to call to take care of all your vehicle repair and maintenance needs.
There are two schools of thought, you either want a mechanic near your work or near your home. After all, if your great auto mechanic is miles from you and your car has an issue, it’s not convenient. Oldsmar Automotive is conveniently located at 3166 Tampa Road in Oldsmar.
If you need maintenance or repair and want a great auto mechanic, we’re certain that one of our ASE certified mechanics can help. Come by for an estimate or call us at (727) 784-3501 to schedule an appointment today. You’ll quickly see why we’re a trusted mechanic that you’ll tell your friends about.