Here is the answer to this question, although it was asked previously. (My responses are in parenthesis as I am sure that this was copied from another site, as there is a lot of missing common sense)
Here are some tips to consider before you start, when you're at the car repair shop, and after the car repair.
Read your owner's manual to become familiar with your vehicle and follow the manufacturer's suggested service schedule. (Don't always trust the owner's manual or manufacturer, people that work on the cars for a living can sometimes advise you more accurately regarding your car-if you have an experienced place)
Start shopping for a repair facility before you need one; you can make better decisions when you are not rushed or in a panic.
Ask friends and associates for their recommendations. Even in this high-tech era, old-fashioned word-of-mouth reputation is still valuable. (but consider the source)
Check with your local consumer organization regarding the reputation of the shop in question. (This is is not always reliable)
If possible, arrange for alternate transportation in advance so you will not feel forced to choose a facility solely on the basis of location.
Once you choose a repair shop, start off with a minor job; if you are pleased, trust them with more complicated repairs later. (This is a lot like saying, if you cut my grass nice, you can put an addition on my house-does this make sense?)
Look for a neat, well-organized facility, with vehicles in the parking lot equal in value to your own (hopfully those kind of cars will be there that day) and modern equipment (do you have any Idea what modern equipment is?) in the service bays.
Professionally run establishments will have a courteous, helpful staff (especially the ones that are trained to build a relationship to get your trust aka money). The service writer should be willing to answer all of your questions.
Feel free to ask for the names of a few customers. Call them. (do you think they will give the people they have a problem with or the ones they don't?)
All policies (labor rates, guarantees, methods of payment, etc.) should be posted and/or explained to your satisfaction.
Ask if the shop customarily handles your vehicle make and model. Some facilities specialize. (Any truley good mechanic can handle most any vehicle if they are willing to)
Ask if the shop usually does your type of repair, especially if you need major work. (do you know what major work means?)
Look for signs of professionalism in the customer service area: civic and community service awards, membership in the Better Business Bureau, AAA-Approved Auto Repair status, customer service awards. (Does this make them a better mechanic or a better marketer?)
Look for evidence of qualified technicians, such as trade school diplomas, certificates of advanced course work, and ASE certifications - a national standard of technician competence. ( I have hired technicians with arm's length of diploma and certicfications that don't know jack, don't care about your car and don't car about me or you, conversly there are techs that are very impressive that have none of the above. Don't judge a book my it's cover.)
The backbone of any shop is the competence of the technicians. (True, this is a key ingredient, but the culture extended from the ownership to do the job right and do it honestly is the real backbone)
Keep good records; keep all paperwork. (If the shop is up to speed and honest, they will have everything you do on file and can remember a warrantied part much better than you, especially if you are loyal to them)
Reward good service with repeat business. It is mutually beneficial to you and the shop owner to establish a relationship. (but on occasion get a 2nd opinion to keep them on their toes and tell them that is why you did it)
If the service was not all you expected, don't rush to another shop. Discuss the problem with the service manager or owner. Give the business a chance to resolve the problem. Reputable shops value customer feedback and will make a sincere effort to keep your business. (communication is a key if they are in the wrong they will take care of it, if they aren't they may still, but be sure you understand how a problem came about)
(I added my comments as a person in the auto repair industry. I understand a lot of aspects about it and think it is important to help open up eyes to helping you understand more. Like any industry there are those that want to take advantage of you, and then there are those that want to do their job to the best of their ability and get compensated for it. Many confuse honesty with low price. It is expensive and time consuming to really know your stuff and operate a repair facility. You can have two of three things, but not all three: 1)honesty, 2) cheap, 3) Quality
Absolutely, you have the right to choose where your car will be repaired, not the insurance co.
The Sears Auto Center seems to be a one stop shop for all your auto repair needs.
"Dewy, Cheatem and Howe Auto Repair"
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I imagine if you are going to an auto repair shop they should do break repairs. but to double check get the number of the auto repair shop before you go and call.
I imagine if you are going to an auto repair shop they should do break repairs. but to double check get the number of the auto repair shop before you go and call. hope I could help out
If you are looking for an auto repair shop that offers the best brake job because your son needs the brakes in his car replaced, then you should check out Auto Repair.
Any of the top auto service centers will stand behind their name however, according to AAA, the best way to choose an auto repair shop is to ask friends family, or co-workers. This is a AAA web page that explains how to choose a mechanic and also a link to help you find a AAA approved auto repair center in your area.
Is the auto insurance provider required to make your repair claim check to the repair shop?
(Username: jehekim1) Yelp.com and Angieslist.com are reputable tools for finding reviews of auto repair shop around the country.
One might find when they shop at a local Gunn Auto that the shop has experienced technicians in tire repair. Gunn Auto is known as a local auto repair shop that prides themselves in being tire experts.
The software used for car repair is Trackum Software available at Repair Shop Software. Other softwares one can try are Auto Shop Software, Auto Repair Shop Management Software found at All Systems Max.
There are quite a few auto repair shops located in Denver, Colorado. Some of their names are Addison Auto Repair and Body Shop, Toy Doctor Inc., and Downing Auto Repair.
no!!! bring vehicle to a reliable auto repair shop.
Most auto repair shops and garages have qualified mechanics which can repair your brake. You could get advice from an auto shop if you are trying to do it yourself.
dugats auto repair shop is located on 125 Virgie Rd Lufkin, TX 75904
To become an auto repair shop owner you will need to have training in that field. You will also need to create name and get a business license. You will then need to rent or purchase a shop for you to do all of your work.
I'm very sorry to hear about your car. Www.angieslist.com is a website which provides reviews for local businesses, simply search for an auto repair shop and www.edmunds.com/repairshops sorts repair shops by state.
You can find a pretty comprehensive list of auto repair shops in Orlando at http://local.yahoo.com/FL/Orlando/Automotive/Repair+Service/Auto+Body+Shops.
Usually you can find some auto repair price estimates by calling or emailing an auto shop or asking online for a repair estimate for the particular job and vehicle.
You can tell an auto repair shop is reputable by looking at their license. Another good way to check out the company is by going to autorepair.about.com/cs/generalinfo/a/aa060901a.htm
It really depends on your mechanical ability. If you are not mechanically inclined, the auto repair shop is a good choice for installing your wipers.
You need to consult the local yellow pages. I would also suggest asking for testimonials from friends and other local persons about their favorite auto repair shop.
Hi No i would only trust a shop that used ASE mechanics.
If you are looking for good auto repairs because you need to drive your car to school tomorrow, then you should check out an auto repair shop called Fred's Auto Repair.