3 Things to Look for in an Automobile Mechanic

If you have booked your car into a new automotive repair centre, one you haven’t been to before, you might be a little apprehensive. Most probably not sure how reliable and honest they are and you don’t want to be overcharged or talked into repairs that you don’t need.

For example, whilst it is important to have a regular automatic transmission service on your car, if the automobile mechanic suddenly tries to tell you that you need a new transmission, which can cost thousands of dollars – can you believe them?

Well there is no truth-sense you can use to determine if a mechanic is being honest or not, but you can use your in-built common sense to help you find a reliable automobile mechanic.

To this end, here are 3 tips that will help you find an experienced and honest mechanic.

A clean automotive repair centre

One of the easiest ways to check out an auto service centre is to visit their workshop. So don’t just ring up and book your car in with them, go to the workshop instead. This gives you the opportunity to look around and determine whether they keep their office and workshop clean and tidy. Of course, a mechanic’s workshop won’t be pristine, but if it looks like a movie set from Armageddon, then that is a red flag for a shop that doesn’t really care very much about their work.


Clear, thoughtful advice

If you have a tricky problem with your car, an honest mechanic will have a clear discussion with you about your options and the likely costs. They won’t use scare tactics to talk you into paying for expensive repairs, particularly if they cost more than the value of your car! So when you visit the automotive repair centre have a chat with the mechanic and decide whether you are happy with their advice.

Warranties on workmanship

Any auto shop should give you a written warranty on their workmanship, so if your mechanic doesn’t do that – then go elsewhere. You don’t need to waste your money on dodgy repairs.  

So if your car needs an automatic transmission service or any other type of repairs, call Steve Sorensen Mechanical – the most honest and reliable auto shop in Browns Plains.