What's a good resource to find a reliable mechanic in my area?

Is there a resource to find a mechanic in my area? I need to find a mechanic in a new city, but I'm shy and not good at meeting the right people to ask.

“Congratulations on your move! It can take some time to feel comfortable in your new town, but some time soon it will feel like home.
There isn’t just one good resource to find a great mechanic in your area. Instead, you have to use as many resources that you can find. This might include:
  • Suggestions from friends and family
  • Consumer reviews
  • Internet searches
  • The Better Business Bureau
Since getting personal referrals isn’t a reliable path for you, online searches are a good option. Read reviews online, check out local forums, or even find some online Facebook groups.
If you can combine two or more of these sources, you should find a great mechanic in your area. If you just moved to a new area, you can also ask your car insurance company, as they tend to work with reputable mechanics to lower their costs and reduce the chance of additional issues.
If you haven’t already gotten in touch with your car insurance company about your move, now is a good time to do so. You will want to update them about your new address, and it’s possible they may need to update your policy to meet your new state’s minimum insurance requirements.
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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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