If your car is making a noise, vibrating or pulling, have it checked out by a licensed mechanic. Having a licensed professional inspect your car, in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, is the only way to detect issues before they escalate into large, expensive repairs.
Here are some tips for finding a reliable auto repair shop:
- Find one before you need one! Don’t wait until your vehicle is on the blocks. Doing some research, and then developing a long-term relationship with a good auto repair shop, will help avoid being pressured into last-minute decisions. Also, you’ll be first in line for emergencies.
- Check certification and licensing. Local or state laws may require this. ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians must have 2 years’ experience and pass an examination to receive certification.
- Determine if your car’s warranty requires you to go to a specific shop or dealer. If you use another source, retain all receipts in case coverage is questioned.
- When repairs are complete, make sure you are given a detailed breakdown of what work was done and ask to see the old parts. In some states, it is mandatory for the auto repair shop to give you any parts removed, unless they must be returned to the manufacturer in terms of a warranty.
Since 1979, our team at Scotty Muffler & Auto Repair has been providing honest and dependable services in the Lake Alfred area of Florida. Our certified technicians will have your truck or car back on the road in no time!