There are many car repair shops out there. Here are some guidelines to find a good mechanic.
– It's good to find one close to home, but the location is not everything. Start by looking in your area; if you find a good place close by, this will save a lot of headaches. But keep looking and do not just choose the one that is closest. It's well worth it to travel for good service quality. If you are looking for minor car repair services then you can check various online resources.
– Get referrals from friends, family members and coworkers. If they are happy with their mechanics, they will be more than happy to suggest you them. You can also ask around at the auto show, dealers and car clubs, and check your local paper's "best of town ratings."
– Start by giving them small jobs like changing the oil. You may not really need it, but this will give you an idea of how they work. How fast is it done? Is the price fair? Are they easy to communicate with? Overall, whether they are professionals?
– Keep track of all the improvements, dates and fees. This will help you keep track record of the workshop and decide from time to time if they do a good job. A small notebook in a drawer is a great way to do this. It also gives you a record of all the work that has been done from time to time.