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You may think repairing your vehicle yourself is less time consuming and more cost effective, but that is far from the truth. Guarantees, experience, and insurance protection are just a few reasons why you should hire a professional vehicle repair shop. Repairing your car incorrectly can be dangerous and not cost effective in the long run. If it is not clear what you should keep in mind when choosing a repair service, we have compiled a list of a few mistakes you want to stay away from when looking for the right shop to repair your vehicle.
Do Research Before Hiring a Repair Shop
Many consumers tend to select a repair shop that can fix his or her vehicle right away. Yes, time is important when you need to have your vehicle repaired but taking the extra time to learn as much as you can about the service provider before taking your vehicle to the facility can save time and money. The internet is your best friend in these hard situations following a wreck or your vehicle breaking down, look at your local service providers’ website, social media pages, and reviews to learn about other customers’ experiences. The best vehicle repair providers will offer an all-around approach like us here at Shepard’s Automotive Center.
Hiring a Repair Service Without Signing a Contract or Agreement
Not agreeing to a contract or written agreement prior to vehicle service, you are open to receiving charges that were not discussed when you dropped your vehicle off for service or repair. Ask your service provider to detail the service, expected costs, and guarantees given by the provider before handing over your vehicle. Having that peace of mind that you can trust the service provider can make the repair process smooth for everyone involved.
Picking a Repair Shop That Does Not Service Your Vehicle Manufacturer
This one should be pretty self-explanatory, in many situations the repair shop will communicate to the consumer that they are unable to work with their vehicles, in other situations shops will be take in vehicles they cannot work on and over charge customers for work less than desired.
The key to choosing the right service provider is doing your research and focusing on quality over pricing. Your vehicle is important to you and your life, when you need vehicle repairs, you should give your vehicle the attention and care it deserves. At Shepard’s Automotive Center, our commitment to providing exceptional automotive and marine repair service allowed us to grow immensely throughout the first decade. Shepard’s Automotive Center’s expanding, loyal customer base proved to be too much for our downtown waterfront space.
About Shepards Automotive Center
David L. Shepard, Inc. was founded in 1978 by its namesake, David L. Shepard. Our commitment to providing exceptional automotive and marine repair service allowed us to grow immensely throughout the first decade. Shepards Automotive Center’s expanding, loyal customer base proved to be too much for our downtown waterfront space. We look forward to providing you with outstanding automotive and marine repair services. Contact us at 978.465.5973 we are open, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Visit our website here.