How to choose a reliable mechanic
Be prepared and do some research before you choose a new mechanic. That way you can be confident your vehicle is in trusted hands.
Know your car
It’s a good idea to first get a better understanding of your car. Listen for rattles and loss of power or faulty systems. Knowing how your vehicle is currently operating, allows you to discuss potential problems with your new mechanic.
Motor Vehicle Repair licence
Make sure your mechanic has a motor vehicle repair licence. You can ask over the phone or check on their website. Your mechanic must be a certified repairer or employ a certified repairer to supervise repairs. If they are certified, it tells you that another trusted organisation has checked them over and given its stamp of approval.
Reviews and recommendations
Reading online Google or Facebook reviews will give you a good insight to what the mechanic is like, how good they are and touch on their customer service and pricing. You can also speak to friends who may have a recommendation.
Good communication, no jargon
Your mechanic should be approachable and be able to explain to you in terms that you will understand, not jargon. You’ll also want them to always inform you of any new required work and extra costs before they start.
How much pride does the mechanic take in keeping their workshop tidy? Do they use protectors while servicing your car to ensure no grease or smudges end up on your seats or interior? A well organised workshop is good indication of a mechanic who is professional and has a good work ethic.
Test the waters
OK you’ve found a mechanic who might be the one but before you commit to a hefty bill with a large repair, book in for a small job like a tune-up. You’ll get to see how they perform which will help you determine whether you can trust them with an expensive repair.
Dayboro’s trusted mechanic
You can rest assured our dedicated mechanics at Mainstreme Automotive Dayboro, tick all the boxes. We’ve earned a reputation for going above and beyond for our valued customers.
Call our friendly staff on 07 34251503 and we’d be happy to answer your questions and organise a free quote.