Reputable Mechanics Will Have These 3 Qualifications

Have you been shopping around for a reputable and experienced auto repair shop? If so, it is important that you know what you should be looking for. Not all mechanics are equal, and not all shops make sure that they have the best like we do. Here are the qualifications that your mechanic really should have.

ASE Certification

ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence. There are different levels of this certification type, with the most experienced and knowledgeable mechanics receiving the Master Mechanic certification. 

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How We Take Customer Service to the Next Level

What sets an Everett mechanic apart from the rest? In addition to employing expert certified mechanics, we take customer service very seriously, much more so than other auto repair shops in Everett. Here are just a few ways that we take customer service to the next level.

Loaner Vehicles

We know that you have a busy life, and being without a vehicle makes that life very difficult. That’s why we offer loaner vehicles to all of our customers while your vehicle is being repaired.

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How You Can Help Your Mechanic

“Doc, it hurts when I do this.” We all know the end to that dad joke. But in reality, how is the doctor supposed to give any kind of diagnosis or advice without more information? Your mechanic is in a similar situation. Your car has a lot of parts and processes, and your mechanic really needs your help to narrow down the problem. Here are some ways you can speed up the diagnostic process.

Write down all of the little details.

Before ever thinking about calling a mechanic, you should make notes of what your car is actually doing. When a problem first starts, make note of the symptoms and the date. If other symptoms show up, record the same information for them. As symptoms change or develop, make note of each. When you talk to your mechanic, they’ll be happy to have the history of the issue to give them a starting point for diagnosis.

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What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself When Buying a Used Car

Whether you’re buying your first car or buying a car for your teen, there are some definite things you need to know before going shopping. Many used car dealers, especially the ones with the seemingly best deals, have shady business practices. They might show you a vehicle that has severe mechanical or electrical issues without being upfront about what they are. Here are some ways you can protect yourself.

Look for signs they are hiding something.

There are some signs that the used car dealership is trying to hide problems with a vehicle. The most obvious is a perfectly clean engine. If you open up the hood and everything looks shiny, that car has been completely cleaned. There really isn’t any reason to do this except to hide signs of deeper problems. A used car is going to have some old oil and such on the engine. If it doesn’t, you should be questioning why.

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How to Know Your Mechanic Is Trustworthy

Everyone has heard the horror stories of mechanics taking advantage of the unknowledgeable consumer. If you aren’t familiar with cars and their mechanical issues, you have to be able to put your full trust into your mechanic. You need to know that they are going to only charge you for what really needs to be fixed and that you won’t be charged for work that was not done or not necessary.

To make sure that you are not scammed by a mechanic taking advantage of you, it is important to check out your mechanic thoroughly to make sure that they are trustworthy. There are several things you can do to make sure that your mechanic can be trusted.

Check Reviews

Check for reviews on Google, Yelp, and other websites that rank companies in general and mechanics specifically. You can also ask around in your neighborhood or city to discover if anyone else has had an experience with the mechanic, and, if so, how well they were treated.

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