Domestic Vehicles Our Qualified Technicians Service
Trusted Auto Repair in Coquitlam
For many motorists, their car or truck is not just a vehicle that they use for work, it’s their pride and joy. Domestic cars and trucks are complex machines, and if you’re driving long distances they’re going to suffer some serious wear and tear. That’s why it’s so important that you find a qualified repair shop to do your day to day maintenance.
So, what makes a good repair shop?
Check the Better Business Bureau for repairs and comments, and also look at the certifications that the shop possesses. If you’re driving a Dodge, look for a shop that is approved by Dodge to conduct repairs, for example. If you break down in the middle of nowhere and need a helping hand, then yes, anyone that can do a quick repair will do to help you limp home. For your regular service appointments and bigger repairs, a manufacturer approved repair shop is a must.
That old saying about a bad workman blaming his tools is over-used and often misunderstood. Good tools are essential for good work especially with the sophistication of modern vehicles. A good car and truck repair shop will have the tools required, in house, to do most jobs. This means that you won’t end up being told “this part needs replacing/these electronics are having issues but we can’t fix it here”. Ideally, they’ll have most common parts and will be able to source more unusual parts promptly. They are committed to getting you back on the road fast.
You need to feel confident that your mechanic will get you back on the road quickly, and that their work will hold up long term. A good repair shop will give you a written estimate before starting any repair work, and they will offer a warranty on the work as well. If they aren’t able to give you a clear idea of how much the work will cost, or their warranty includes a list of exclusions so long it almost covers “driving the car”, then you should move on and look for someone else to do the work for you.
An Established Company
One common scam in the car repair world is for fly by night garages to shut down and rename themselves. If the same venue seems to constantly have ‘new’ companies opening up, but those companies have the same phone number, then that’s a bad sign. There is always going to be demand for people repairing Chevvy, Dodge, Chrysler, GM and other cars and trucks, so a company should be able to do a steady trade. Look for a repair shop that has been around for a while and that your fellow car owners are happy to take their vehicles to. If they’ve been able to stay in business this long then it’s a good sign that they’re reputable, and that they will do a good job on your vehicle as well.