Finding a good Car Mechanic
This is a quite regularly heard question. In the past the best way to find a good car mechanic was by the word of mouth. But in the modern world finding a good car mechanic could be simpler through the internet.
Sites that give review from the crowd have greatly simplified the search. Here we give you some points to note when using these sited to find a good car mechanic who works in your area. However this is not exact sometimes the highest rated car mechanic might not deliver the work to your expectations
This websites motto is to “connect people with successful businesses”. Since this website delivers the services free of charge and have a mobile application it is ideal and easy to use. Yelp.com has a section for reviews for car owners. Having a look at the reviews in Yelp it is easy to find a good mechanic who will take care of your job.
You must know the following tips in order to get to the ideal car mechanic for your job.
First type “auto repair” in the search with your ZIP code. This will get you the car mechanics near your area which can be ordered by the heist reviews and heist rates. Do not go with either the heist review or the highest rating, the best choice is to find a place where they have high review and a high rating.
Even though the business itself might add glamorous review to itself in order to get more customers Yelp.com has an algorithm to spot these misleading entries and remove them. However it is still best not to rely only on the review and take a look at the ratings as well.
In some instances you might see the owner of the company replying to a review as a simple thank you or an apology for under quality work. In both cases the replying of the manager can be seen as a plus point that shows the company is concerned about its customers and the reputation it holds.
Angie’s list is similar to Yelp which provides recommendations for almost everything from home repair, wedding planning to automotive listings.
However the number of reviews is significantly smaller than that of Yelp.com, for an example an automotive store near our area which has 22 reviews in Yelp and has been running since 2008 only has 1 review in Angie’s list.
The small amount of review must not be categorized as bad; it might even be a good thing. There is a chance that there are very less faulty reviews in Angie’s list in the meantime it is hard to decide on a shop when there aren’t enough reviews.
From all the methods out there Google will obviously provide the highest number of search results. However that means you will have to spend a considerable amount of time filtering out the unnecessary results. Also Google will probably end up redirecting you to Yelp.com
Edmonds Repair Shop Directory
This is a slightly new tool provided by the website, therefore not all the shops are listed and there are quite very little reviews so far.
Some other sources that may come in handy are; Yellowpages.com and Citysearch.com
One final tip
Even though some shops have very high reviews and ratings still the recommendation you receive from a friend or family member might be the best tool to select a car mechanic.