Your car does more than drive you from point A to point B; it keeps you safe on the road. It creates a protective shell around your family during travel, keeping them safe from surrounding traffic and road hazards. Your vehicle is an important part of the way you travel, and when it is neglected, or fixed improperly by a non-certified mechanic, it can mean big problems down the road.

Choosing a mechanic for your preventative maintenance is important

At AME Automotive, we understand the responsibility that comes into our care each time a client leaves their vehicle at our garage. As a family operated business, we also understand what it means to have a safe and reliable vehicle to transport your family. For this reason, we’ve compiled a helpful list of things to seek out when shopping for a preventative mechanic.

1. License and Certification: Lots of people love cars, are passionate about engines, and will offer to fix your vehicle for a bargain price. Unfortunately, not all these individuals are certified mechanics. When somebody other than a certified mechanic works on your vehicle, not only can you have issues with warranty, but it can also lead to more problems later. Before you hand over your mode of transportation to a stranger, ask about his or her credentials. How long have they been in the business? Where did they learn, or who did they train under? And do they have certification as a qualified mechanic.

2. Meet the Staff in Person: It is so easy these days to book an appointment over the phone, or over the internet. Many individuals leave their vehicles without ever speaking to the company that will be working on it. Try to stop by a potential garage in person. Discuss any issues your vehicle has been having and get a feel for whether the team seems genuine in their hopes to help you out. Any mechanic can fix a vehicle, but are they going to put in the dedication and high-quality work that guarantees you a safe vehicle when they are finished? At AME Automotive, our team of experienced car mechanics work hard to provide the best possible service every time they work on a vehicle. Come in, say hello and let us buy you a coffee.

3. What Are Others Saying? Before there were advertising companies and park benches covered in business logos, there was word of mouth, and this is our favourite method of advertising still stands today. Fortunately, the age of the internet has made it easier than ever before to see what others are saying about a business and their practices. At AME Automotive, we encourage our clients to check out what past clients have said about us. We’re also happy to discuss previous types of work we have done, and how we can help you improve your vehicle. Don’t just take our word for how much care we put into our work, see what others are saying for yourself. AME is not only Number 1 on google but also Google reviews!

4. Price Check: There is an industry standard for many types of repairs, especially if it’s going through your insurance, but some services range in price from mechanic to mechanic. Don’t be afraid to shop around for the best price, rather than taking the first quote you are given. Of course, it isn’t always best to go with the lowest bidder, over a high-quality shop, but sometimes you can get both.

At AME Automotive, we aim to provide our customers with outstanding service on every job without breaking the bank. Our preventative repair work is very affordable, and we are happy to work with you to figure out a way to get your car in tip top shape without making it feel like a financial nightmare. Our end goal is a satisfied client, which is why we’ve tailored our preventative services to fit your schedule and budget.

For more information on preventative repair, why preventative car maintenance is so important, and the various types of auto services offered through AME Automotive, check out our other blog posts, or contact us today. We are always happy to hear from new and returning clients and will help you make an appointment with one of our experienced mechanics at your convenience. Come meet the family at AME Automotive today!