What Certifications Should a Reputable Auto Shop Have?
The longevity of your vehicle depends on the regular auto maintenance and service the vehicle has done. If you’re having a hard time finding an auto shop in the area, learn easy tips to find a reputable auto shop.
“How do I find a good auto repair shop?” It’s a universal concern, and is something drivers around the country ask. It can be unsettling having to take your car in for repairs when you are unsure of what is wrong, how much it will cost to get fixed or the reputation of the repair shop. No one wants to pay for repairs that don’t solve the problem, or worse, pay for something they don’t need. Below are some best practices to follow and the certifications to look for to help you find a reputable auto repair shop.
Shop for a repair shop before you need one
It sounds simple, but most people do not look for one until it’s necessary. This often results in someone being forced to use a shop closest to where their car breaks down, as they do not have a better alternative. Some questions to consider are whether they guarantee their work, if their training is up-to-date and if they have a loaner/shuttle service available.
Ask if they are members of an association or certified
When looking for a repair shop ask if they are members of associations such as AAA, NAPA Autocare, Automotive Service Association, or TechNet Professional Services. A repair shop has to meet specific criteria as it relates to customer satisfaction, their estimates for work, the work performed and even how nice or clean their waiting area is to become a member in these types of associations. You should also check out the waiting room/service area for technician certificates from companies like The Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), AC Delco and manufacturers such as Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan, etc.” To read the entire article click here.