Many Australians delay or even skip regular car servicing just to avoid dealing with a mechanic. They are either concerned that the mechanic will try to take advantage of them, or that they will fail to properly diagnose and fix the problem with their vehicle. Within any profession, not just the automotive industry, there are hardworking and honest people, and then there are others who aren’t as committed and don’t do as good a job. AME Automotive are the leading qualified automotive mechanics in Perth, with over 30 years’ experience providing our clients with the best car repairs & servicing in Canning Vale. We’ve put together a list that will help you find a good mechanic and ensure you have the best experience when it comes to your looking after your car.
They Are Knowledgeable
While cars all have similar basic components, every brand, make and model is different in their own way. A quality mechanic will have extensive knowledge of different makes and models of cars. When book your car in, let them know the specific make and model of your vehicle and ask about their experience with your car type.
They Communicate Well
A good automotive mechanic will take the time to listen to you and understand any issues you’re having with your car. They won’t be condescending, or treat you as though you know nothing about cars. They will take the time to ensure you understand what is wrong, explaining any complex jargon in simple terms and clearly communicating what is needed to rectify any problems.
They Are Considerate of Your Budget
Many mechanics try to upsell to their customers, like when you take your car in for an oil change and they suggest a more expensive maintenance package. Considerate mechanics understand you don’t have money to burn to maintain your car but they’ll help you keep your vehicle running well and make recommendations to help you avoid expensive repairs later on.
They Quote Before Proceeding with Major Works
There’s nothing worse than sending your car in for a minor tune up and being hit with an unexpectedly pricey bill for additional fixes. A good mechanic will give you an upfront service quote and if something unexpected comes up, they will give you a call with an accurate estimation for your confirmation before they proceed.
They Are Upfront and Honest
A great automotive mechanic will not change the quoted price of a repair or service once they’ve given it to you, and they’ll also be upfront about the time frame the service or repair will take. While the auto repair shop you choose wants to keep your business, one sign of honesty is when the mechanic admits a problem is beyond his limits and recommends a different car repair business that can help.
They Provide a Warranty
A good mechanic is willing to back their quality and will happily provide a written warranty that guarantees parts and labour for a specific time period. This shows they are confident in their work and want you to be assured your car is in the best hands.
They Love Their Job
Typically, a passionate mechanic is a good mechanic. If they are excited and enthusiastic, then they will do a better job fixing your car, and they’ll take the time and effort to get to the bottom of complex issues and be much more pleasant to deal with.
It’s never convenient to be without your car, so having a trusted automotive mechanic you can rely on for servicing or when things go wrong is essential. The right mechanic will communicate well, be honest and be interested in developing a long term relationship with you, applying their skills and experience to your car to keep it in peak working condition. For a trusted mechanic in Perth, contact AME Automotive today on (08) 9455 3225 or book a service online now.