Do you have a good reliable mechanic that you can count on?
Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.
Do you have a good reliable mechanic that you can count on for fixing and maintaining your vehicles? In business do you have the right M&R partners for your fleet? If not, you need to look into finding one as soon as possible and the search can be much the same for business and personal use. You may be overpaying or using one that is not as reputable as you as think. It’s a good idea to find a reliable technician before you start having problems with your vehicles. To start your search you may want to talk to friends, relatives and colleagues and see who they may recommend. There are also sources available online such as the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List and by performing searches for places that are approved by AAA.
When you find one that you think you may be interested in, check to see if they have any certifications. Ask if the mechanics are ASE certified. ASE certified means that the mechanic went through testing with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and has been properly trained for the position. Businesses that are certified may be a better option because they have been vetted by another organization.
Once you have found a shop, start out by having some routine maintenance done on your vehicles such as fluid changes. When the work is complete, see if you are able to talk to the mechanic about the work and any other issues they may have seen. Talking to the mechanic may help you get a feel for how knowledgeable and trustworthy they may be. This will also give you a chance to look around and see how well organized and how they keep their shop.
As you know, finding a reliable mechanic takes some work so if you need help finding one, feel free to contact SafeSourcing. We conduct M&R events several times per year and can gather all the necessary information for you and help you decide which shop meets your needs. If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help you, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.