What are questions I should always ask a new mechanic?

What are some questions I should ask a mechanic to make sure they're good? I need to find a new mechanic, but I've never done it before. I know I should ask a few questions to get a feel for them.

“Finding a new mechanic is a scary venture. To some degree, it’s almost like dating again after a long-term relationship. It’s a bit awkward and you’re never really sure what to say.
Well, to get around this, just memorize these questions to ask a new mechanic to get a feel for them:
  • Are you ASE certified?
  • What is your policy on used and new parts?
  • Are your price and time quotes always accurate?
  • How long have you been a mechanic or had your shop open?
  • Will you give me an estimate?
If you ask these questions, you can ensure that you find the right mechanic for your needs. By doing so, you hopefully won’t get stuck with a lemon or have problems working with the mechanic and your car insurance company.
When it comes to relationships you can trust, the same is true for your car insurance company. If you feel like you’re overpaying, it’s a good time to shop around to make sure you’re getting the best rates. If you want help comparing rates, try using the Jerry app. Jerry does all the hard work of comparing rates and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes. And the best part–Jerry does this for free.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Sep 01, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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