When many peoples vehicles break down, often times they will call up that mechanic shop around the corner due to the convenience of their location without even doing any research on the quality of the shop. When it comes to automotive repair, convenience can cost you hundreds of dollars or sometimes even more! Shops that don't have ASE certifications may not have enough knowledge to quickly and correctly diagnose your vehicles problems, ultimately costing you with extra time charged and possibly even the wrong parts.
If someone offered you to drive 10 miles for $100 would you do it? Most of us would, so why not drive a few extra miles to save yourself more than that. Finding a good reputable mechanic shop will save you time and money in the long run. It is worth it to do your research online and check out their reviews. Check their standings with the better business bureau to see if they have had any disgruntled customers lately. Lastly make sure that you feel comfortable with them after calling them and speaking to them on the phone.
Driving from Beaverton to a shop in Hillsboro 10 miles away can seem like a real hassle and time consuming but when you stop and think of how important your vehicle is to you, as well as the people you put in your vehicle, you can see how important it is to find a good trustworthy mechanic. Plus driving home that little extra will give you time to make sure the issue(s) you brought the vehicle in for are corrected.
If you do have to drive a little ways to drop your vehicle off at a good mechanic shop, check to see if their location is close to a max-line or if there is a car rental facility nearby. Some shops may even offer a shuttle service or even a loaner car. Having someone follow you out can be difficult sometimes driving a little farther so checking for these things may eliminate the need for that.
Driving that extra distance really is worth it to get a knowledgeable and honest mechanic. Just like a mechanic needs to be knowledgeable to work on cars, you need to try and be knowledgeable on where to take your vehicle. Do your research and find a good mechanic: don’t just do what’s convenient, your wallet will thank you…