If you own a vehicle, finding a trustworthy mechanic is essential to extending its lifespan. It’s an incredibly relieving feeling when you find a trustworthy mechanic that has your best interests and safety in mind. Finding this mechanic can be challenging but there are ways to separate the trustworthy mechanics from the untrustworthy.
The first thing you should do when looking for a new mechanic is to ask around and research online reviews. A friend or family member may have an excellent mechanic they have used for years. If you don’t ask, you’ll never know. If for some reason your family and friends don’t have a recommendation, you can look into online reviews. For instance, Quality Lube Plus has a 4.8/5 star rating on Google, a 4.7/5 star rating on Facebook, and a 4.5/5 star rating on Yelp.
In addition, any mechanic worth going to will have the credentials to prove it. You should be able to find the certificates in the office area. Look for an Auto Service Excellence (ASE) sign, a AAA approved shop, or certificates from other trusted organizations.
There are additional red flags to look for when identifying an untrustworthy shop. Untrustworthy shops may try to charge you for everything before they even look at the car. They also might avoid giving you a written estimate or an itemized invoice. These are all red flags. You should not let any shop that refuses to do these things do any more work on your car. If at any point you feel uncomfortable with a shop, let them know you would like your car back to get a second opinion.
To avoid the run around of trying to find a trustworthy mechanic, come straight to Quality Lube Plus. We are a family owned business with over 20 years of experience. Since day one of our business, the core quality has always been trustworthiness.