How to Find Yourself a Great Mechanic

How to Find Yourself a Great Mechanic

Finding a mechanic that will take care of you and your car is a daunting task, especially if you are one of the millions of car owners who feels intimidated by all the engineering complexity under the hood. After all, how can you know if you really need new spark plugs when you don’t even know what spark plugs do?

With that in mind, how do you find a quality mechanic? You can always start with trusted sources, like friends and family, but there are a few additional options as well:

Check out review sites like Angie’s List and Better Business Bureau
These organizations are in the business of reviewing other businesses. So if you want a tried and true analysis of an auto repair shop’s aptitude and customer service skill, you can’t go wrong with sites like Angie’s List or the BBB. You can also view previous customer’s reviews to gain a sense of how trusted, friendly, and efficient the mechanic is that you’re considering.

Check for automotive certifications
There are a number of different associations that certify mechanics and mechanic shops for service and quality. One of the most recognized, and most respected certifications is the Automotive Service Excellence award. So if you see the “ASE” logo on an auto shop’s website, then you can rest assured the mechanics are knowledgeable, talented, and dedicated to providing you with professional auto repair and maintenance.

Visit the shop and assess before bringing your car in.
You wouldn’t buy a house without seeing it first, or consent to a surgery without reviewing all your options beforehand, and you don’t have to take your car to a mechanic without stopping by to visit first. So don’t hesitate to drop in, chat with the mechanics, and get a better sense of how things operate before making a commitment.

Luckily if you’re in the Albuquerque or Rio Rancho area and are looking for a top-notch auto mechanic, Car Crafter’s exceeds all of these considerations. Not only does Car Crafters have the ASE certification, but we are certified by Ford, Nissan, and Infiniti for collision repair, and it have received the Assured Performance as well as the Gold Class Collision Repair certifications.

Now all you have to do is swing by any one of Car Crafters locations and you’ll have the best mechanic in Albuquerque on your side!

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