Here at Patriot Warranty, we work directly with mechanics all across the country, so we have a couple pointers to help you find the best shop for the job.

SIOUX FALLS, SD, April 22, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — If you wind up having car troubles you’re probably going to need to hire a mechanic, but the problem here is how do you find a mechanic that you can truly trust? Here at Patriot Warranty, we work directly with mechanics all across the country, so we have a couple pointers to help you find the best shop for the job.

Do Your Due Diligence – It’s not just about knowing the best mechanic in your town. Read your vehicles owner’s manual and familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s suggested service guide. It is also smart to shop around for a repair shop before you need one. It is easier to make the better decision when you are not rushed!

Ask Your Friends and Family – This one seems like a no brainer but is some of the best advice you will get. Ask people you trust for their favorite repair shop. If they have had any experience getting their vehicles checked they will likely have some input on the subject. Once you get a few suggestions, see how they rank online. Almost every repair shop has a yelp page these days.

Give Them A Test Run – Once you narrow down your results, give the shop you want to try a little test run. Give them a minor job and see if you are happy with the work. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, either!

Ask For A Written Estimate – Before letting the mechanic take over, ask for a written estimate for parts and labor. This allows you to sort of take control of what is being done to your vehicle. Give the mechanic your phone number before you leave and ask them to notify you if any additional service needs to be done so you can give them permission to do any additional repairs if needed.

Make Sure To Keep Your Receipt – When you go to pick up your vehicle after a repair, make sure you get an explanation of all work that has been completed with a written copy. Ask the repair person to point out any major new parts that have been installed and make sure that these parts are itemized on your repair bill. This will help further down the road if any problem occurs and you need to prove the item is covered by a guarantee.

With these simple tips, you should be able to track down the some of the better mechanics in your area. It’s important to remember that if you have a reliable and trustworthy mechanic you will be able to avoid any un-needed stress if your vehicle does wind up breaking down.

Since 2007, Patriot Warranty has been servicing Vehicle Owners with dedicated quality care and providing comprehensive coverage to all drivers nationwide. Since the beginning, our goal has been to provide exceptional service, eliminating delays, and developing the industry standard for Extended Vehicle Service Programs. How do we do it? Patriot Warranty is staffed with ASE certified technicians who work for you. Our staff speaks directly with your repair center and provides coverage authorization in a timely manner directly over the phone.

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