Signs Your Car is About to Die

Hello, my name is Roy. For many years, I drove a 1976 Ford estate car around Sydney. The car had belonged to my grandpa. It was passed down to me when I had just passed my driving test at the age of 18. That was in 1986 and the car was already in a pretty bad condition then. Fast forward to 2006 and I was now aged 38 and still driving the same car around. Sometimes the car wouldn't start, white smoke came out of the exhaust and the gearbox made a terrible sound. I did my best to patch it up, but eventually, I had to scrap the car and buy a new one. I decided to start a blog to encourage others to service their cars.

Finding a Good Auto Mechanic: 3 Things to Look Out For


As every car owner knows, when you need your vehicle repaired or serviced, finding a reliable and qualified mechanic can make all the difference. If you are currently on the lookout for a new auto mechanic, read on. Below is a guide to 3 signs that an auto repair mechanic will offer a reliable and good service.

Busy Repair Shop

When visiting an auto repair garage for the first time, you should make a note of how busy the place is. If a mechanic has put the time and effort in to provide an excellent level of service and to build up a good reputation within the local community, it is likely that their auto repair shop will always be busy. However, if a mechanic does not provide a good service or is rude to their customers, it is likely they will go elsewhere and so the garage will be quiet. You should look for a repair shop which is often busy, as this suggest that the mechanic provides a good service.

Excellent Record Keeping

When you visit a repair shop to have your car serviced, as well as taking a look at the setup and equipment, you should also try to take a look at the office. A good mechanic will keep detailed records of each customer, the different vehicles they are working on, estimates for work and receipts of payment. Each piece of paperwork should be properly looked after and filed away. If you visit a garage and notice that the mechanic does not keep records of the work they are carrying out or that the records are kept on a messy desk, you should think twice before asking them to carry out any work. If a mechanic cannot be bothered to look after their office, will they be bothered about looking after your car?

Great Communication

You should spend some time chatting with the mechanic so you can gauge the way they communicate. A good mechanic will take the time to explain the problems they have discovered and the different repair options available. They may even offer you tips which will help you to avoid problems in the future. If a mechanic doesn't take the time to explain the faults they have found on your vehicle, you should look elsewhere.

If you are currently looking to have your car serviced, you should contact a professional auto mechanic today.


24 February 2017