What are the best qualities of a good mechanic?

What should I look for in a mechanic? I just moved to a new city and I need to find a new mechanic. I've only had one my entire life.

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“A great mechanic starts with honesty. This one aspect alone separates the great mechanics from the average or poor mechanics.
Once you’ve determined that a mechanic is honest, other attributes to look for include:
  • Good communication skills, especially when explaining complex ideas
  • Strong work ethic
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solver
If you can find a mechanic with all of these traits, you’ve surely hit the jackpot. These people are often willing to work with you on a variety of issues, including used car warranties, car insurance claims, and more.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 31, 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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