You have found a reliable vehicle service contract provider in CARS Protection Plus, because you’ve done your research. Now it’s time to find a trustworthy mechanic. Doing your homework and selecting a great mechanic before you need major repair work can save you stress in the event of vehicle failure.
It would be great to be able to avoid taking your vehicle to the mechanic altogether. If you have seen consumer rip off report television specials, you know that there are some less than ethical car repair facilities in business. But establishing a relationship with one of the good guys before you need serious repair work will keep your car in good shape. The good news is that in order to sustain a business a good mechanic needs to build a positive reputation for keeping customers happy and their vehicles healthy. Look for a shop that has been in business for at least a few years. Although some smaller shops may not have an online presence, you should still be able to ask around your neighborhood and hear positive feedback about a shop that does business right.
Check out your local newspaper for an annual “Best of” or “Top 10” list to see if they have recognized a local repair shop for service excellence. Another resource for information is the National Institute for Automotive Excellence, using your zip code you can search their website for good shops in your area.
Once you have found a mechanic with a good reputation make an appointment for routine maintenance like an oil change and tire rotation. Your car will thank you and it is an opportunity to scope out the shop and see if it is a good fit. Hopefully with a little work you will find a great shop, close to home with a good attitude and convenient hours.