Have you just bought your first car? Or maybe you’ve moved to a new town and are in need of a good car mechanic or garage at which to service your car and keep it in good shape? Here’s some things to keep in mind when researching local garages.
Ask your neighbours for recommendations. It’s likely that they might even know the name of one of the local car mechanics and offer to give you their number or introduce you. They’ll be able to give you an idea of what you might be able to expect and you would be able to set your mind at ease knowing that the garage you choose has a good reputation.
Check on Services Offered
Most garages are equipped for different things. You may want to get a list of services they offer and ask around to see if they offer essential services such as engine tuning, routine car services, pollution testing and even this efficient fuel injection service.
Sometimes, while one garage may provide you with routine car servicing, fuel injection services, and perhaps the option of getting paint touched up, you may have to look elsewhere for pollution testing. It’s best to ask around so that you know exactly what to expect from the garage of your choice. You may also want to make enquiries as to whether they only offer services for automatic cars or whether manual car services are also provided. Speak to their mechanic I about any questions you might have. Also, check on their payment schemes and ensure that their policies are compliant with your insurance policy and that your insurance will cover repairs that they might need to do for you in the future. One last thing to check on is whether or not they do home visits or spot visits in case you have car trouble at home or get stranded on the road.
Contact Details and Paperwork
Once you make a decision as to which garage or garages you may like to employ in the future, take down their contact details. Ask if you need to register with them and fill out the corresponding forms. Make sure that you provide them with accurate information that will help them take the best care of your vehicle. You may also want to take down the number of one of their mechanics and take note of any hotline or emergency contact number that they might be able to provide you with. Also take note of their policies with regard to car repairs and what they can be held liable for.
Now all that’s left is for you to stay safe while driving!