HOW TO FIND A GOOD GARAGE
Finding a trustworthy garage is vital. For example, while a bad experience at a restaurant is disappointing, a bad experience at a garage could not only urn an unnecessary hole in your pocket, but leave you with a car that’s even less roadworthy than before.
Here’s some advice that may help you avoid the trial and error process and find a garage you can rely on:
Ask your family and friends for recommendations
Reach out to people close to you who live in the same area for their opinions. Which garage do they currently use, and would they recommend them? Make sure to ask questions about what is most important to you. For example, if you find visiting a garage a nerve-wracking experience, question the environment of the garage your friend/family member recommends, and ask how they usually treat their customers.
Do your research
A website can provide initial insight into how a garage operates, particularly in terms of its professionalism. Look out for garages with informative websites; clearly listing their services and contact details. If the website has a blog, this can also help by giving you an idea of their expertise.
Read the reviews
Good online reviews are one of the best indicators of a credible business; however, you should take them with a pinch of salt as some may be fake! Take some time to read through the most recent reviews local garages have received as a quick way to compare your options.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
If a garage is boasting that they are the cheapest in the area, or that they are offering free services, this may be a red flag and reason not to use them. As much as it’s important that the garage you choose is affordable and good value-for-money, garages that are offering services at a price well below the industry average should be approached with caution – there’s a reason they are that cheap!
Despite how much time you put into finding the best car garage for you, in the end, it’s a case of biting the bullet and giving one of them a chance. If you are ready to put your trust in a garage after following the above advice, you can be fairly confident you will be happy with the service you receive.
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