How to Find a Garage You Can Trust

How to Find a Garage You Can Trust

You may be finding it difficult to find a garage you can trust to get your car service or MOT, but for every bad garage, there are plenty of great ones that want to help you get back on the road. While it can be nerve-wracking to put your trust in mechanics when you know little about cars yourself, there are ways to spot an unreliable garage.

Here are our tips to find a trustworthy garage:

Read customer reviews

The best way to establish if a garage is reliable is by reading what previous customers have said about them. They will often have google reviews that can give you an indication as to how good they are. If the garage has more than four stars then it’s likely most previous customers have had a positive experience. Read through some of the reviews to see what people have to say about their customer service, quality of work and pricing. If most of them seem good, this garage is probably a safe bet!

A low price doesn’t mean a good deal

While it’s tempting to choose a garage that offers the cheapest MOT in town, this doesn’t mean you’re going to end up saving money. When you choose the cheapest option for your car, you’re taking a risk on the garage and it might end up costing you even more, so you should be wary of prices that are very cheap.

Check they are approved

Garages that have been checked and approved by RAC and AA are going to be good quality, reliable mechanics that you can trust. Take a look at the garage’s website to see if they have RAC or AA approved badges. You can also check on the RAC or AA websites to search for approved garages in your area.

Ask the mechanic to explain everything

A good mechanic will be happy to explain the work they need to do in detail. It’s important that you also understand what they are repairing, so ask plenty of questions about what they are going to do so you can better understand the prices. If the mechanic is not trustworthy and not doing an honest job, they may struggle to explain the problem in detail and at that point, you can choose to take your car to another garage.

Ask about the parts they’re using

If your car needs repairing with a new part, they can get a component made by a parts manufacturer. However, if they aren’t happy telling you where they sourced the part, it may be worth going elsewhere. A good mechanic won’t have anything to hide and will be willing to discuss the details of your repair with you.

Adderley Green Garage is a reliable garage in Stoke-on-Trent providing comprehensive MOTs, top quality servicing and repairs. When you bring your car to us, you can rest assured that we will complete the job to the highest standard and won’t leave you in the dark about any details. Get in touch with us today.