It might seem an easy and straightforward thing but getting the right mechanic is a difficult task. This will be so especially if you are buying your first car. Due to the excitement, you might just land anyone only to realize you made the wrong choice later. This article will give you tips on how to choose the best car mechanic.

Selecting a car mechanic

Recommendations

So far this is the best method to get a good mechanic. Talk to your family, workmates, and friends who have had cars before you to recommend good mechanics. It is important to meet the mechanic before saying yes to him. The best place to meet him is in his workplace, the garage. At times one man’s meat is another man’s poison. You might not like the mechanic recommended to you. Do not just say yes to any mechanic because a friend referred them to you, no, go on with the search until you land the one who makes you happy.

Visit the garage

After identifying some mechanics, make a point of visiting their garages. Here you will be able to get a glance of how operations are done there. Be keen to note if he or she has other employees and if yes, how does he treat them? The way a boss treats the Juniors says a lot about them. Secondly, check the level of organization of the garage. Are the tools well kept? Do they have to rush all over looking for misplaced nuts? A garage can never be clean because of the oils and such, but at least it should be well organized. Lastly, does the garage have a waiting bay? This is important in cases where a customer wants their car checked and leave with it immediately. If all the above match your expectations, then you good to go.

Cost

ow much does the mechanic charge for his services? Well, this will depend on some factors. One of them being the car model and secondly the level of damage on the car. You should settle for a mechanic who gives reasonable rates. From the list of let’s say three, choose the one who charges least without compromising on quality. It is advisable to choose a mechanic who specializes in the type of car you have. This makes it easy for him to get spare parts. Quality work is as well expected from him considering he has been dealing with the same type of cars all along.