When you have a mechanical problem with your vehicle, chances are you will have to take it to a mechanic for the required repairs. And if you are lucky, you know a mechanic who can do the work, someone you can trust to repair your vehicle properly at a fair price.
Professional mechanics take pride in their work and want to provide the kind of quality service and workmanship that will encourage you to go back for all your vehicle’s servicing needs. Taking your vehicle to a professional auto mechanic you trust can even save you money by providing regular maintenance to keep your vehicle running properly.
A good auto mechanic can be hard to come by, though, so finding one who doesn’t sacrifice quality for speed can involve trying different repair shops before you find one you can trust. While everyone who owns a vehicle has a mechanic, everyone’s idea of what constitutes a good mechanic can vary so you may still have to rely on trial and error.
When considering an auto repair shop, look for one that has a clean office area and a clean, organized shop. A clean work area is not always an indication of a mechanic’s ability to do a good job, but a disorganized shop can affect the mechanic’s ability to repair your vehicle in a timely manner, which definitely will not inspire a feeling of trust.
Look for a mechanic who has been in business for a long time and has a good reputation in your community. A mechanic who is unable to provide quality workmanship, is expensive or who is less than honest will not be able to stay in business for long.
Over the years, Howard Sparks of Autosparks at 121 Malcolm Rd., Unit 2 in Guelph and his staff have established that relationship of trust with their customers and have gained a loyal following in their community. As a member of the Guelph Garage Owners Association, Autosparks shares knowledge, testing equipment and information with other Association members to stay on top of the technological changes in today’s vehicles.