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5 things to look for in a good mechanic in Bel Air Maryland

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 07:20 AM
Just twenty or so years ago, most handy guys could work on thier own cars and many of them did. But engine technologies and computers have made them so sophisticated that you pertty much have to take your car to a reliable mechanic. But how do you find one you can trust? Take a look at these 5 tips for selcting a trusted Auto mechanic in Harford County Maryland or anywhere else.
  • Seek referrals. Check with your friends, family, or co-workers to recommend a local mechanic with an excellent track reputation. If you’re new to town or just want to do a little more research on a mechanic, ask the mechanic for references.
  • Steer clear of the “shadetree mechanic.”  We all know someone who fixes cars. Someone who works on cars at home, rather than in a repair shop. Although it can be tempting to go this route, someone who fixes cars this way generally cannot offer any guarantees on work quality.
  • Check for ASE Certification. The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifies individual repair technicians. In order to become ASE certificatied, a technician must pass a rigorous test every five years. This qualification indicates that a mechanic is extremely well versed in automotive repair and in specific automotive technologies.
  • Check the repair center’s track record. If an individual shop or mechanic has been serving the neighborhood for a long time, that’s a great sign of reliable, long-term service.
  • Look for a warranty. Good mechanics will always stand behind thier work and the parts they use. Ask a prospective mechanic about how any warranty program works, and whether you may be covered if your car breaks down.

Ward Automotive is a separate division of Bel Air autobody, a Harford county Auto Body shop serving the residents of Bel Air, Edgewood, Fallston and Abingdon for over 20 years. If you car needs mechanical work, why not take it to a shop that knows your car literally inside and out?