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How to Choose a Good Car Mechanic

These days, road safety is more important than ever. Every day we see media reports of road accidents that cruelly affect families across the nation. Whilst many accidents can be caused by reckless drivers who are affected by drugs or alcohol, it is also a sad fact that many vehicle owners fail to use a qualified mechanic to keep their cars in top condition.

Perhaps it is a sad reflection on the state of the world economy that people are choosing to ignore safety concerns when it comes to servicing their vehicles, but whatever the reason, we should all remain acutely aware of the need to keep our vehicles safe to protect not just our own families but also every other driver on the road.

Everyone recognises that it is important to get good value for money, but when it comes to servicing your car choosing a good car mechanic should be the primary focus. Of course there are hundreds of mechanics to choose from and making the decision is not always easy. So let’s look at a few simple ways you can choose a mechanic to make sure you get the best job at the best price.

  • In the first place, the mechanic you choose should be qualified and experienced. Most service stations provide qualified services and there are also many national companies who focus on providing qualified mobile services. Relying on a recognised brand name is a good start to finding a good mechanic.
  • Friends and relatives can be a good source of information too. Word of mouth is one of the most effective marketing tools any business can use so when someone you know and trust gives you a recommendation you could be on the right track.
  • If you have purchased a new vehicle the dealership may be able to offer you specialist services specifically designed to suit your make and model. This doesn’t mean that you should always use the dealership but if you have particular concerns they can provide a good benchmark by which to compare other mechanics.
  • One of the best ways to judge a mechanic’s knowledge is to see whether they can translate a complex issue into simple language you can understand. It also means that you are less likely to have the wool pulled over your eyes and end up paying more for a simple fix.
  • The cost of repairs is always a vital consideration so you should make sure that you have a schedule of labour charges before you start. Knowing the hourly rate is a good place to start comparing mechanics but you should also enquire about the cost of parts before you make your final decision.

Sometimes it can be a matter of trial and error before you find a car mechanic you can trust and establish a long-term relationship with. But if you take the time to carefully evaluate the range of options using the above tips, it will be time well spent knowing that you will have a vehicle that is reliable and always ready for the road.


  1. Dean Phillips says:

    I thought it was really interesting how the article said that a good start to finding a good mechanic is to recognize if they are using reputable brand names or not. My brother was recently in a car accident that knocked a bunch of stuff off of his vehicle, so he has been trying to find a company that can repair the damages for him. He would be grateful if he found a place where that can order and install a new exhaust system for him.

    March 8th, 2019 at 11:03 am

  2. Silas Knight says:

    Thanks for the tips for choosing a mobile mechanic. I love how you said that it’s good to choose someone who is experienced. We’ll do that in our new town when looking for a local mechanic to service our car.

    March 28th, 2019 at 8:14 am

  3. easton says:

    I like the tip that you gave to choose a mechanic who is qualified to work on my car. My wife and I have been talking about finding a mechanic, and it would be important for us to know that we can find one who we can trust. If we choose to find a mechanic, I will be sure to look for one who is qualified to service our type of vehicle.

    March 29th, 2019 at 6:37 am

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