Choosing The Best Auto Repair Shop
Choosing the right auto repair service and shop is imperative to the longevity of your car. After all, your car is more than just a car.
It’s a way of life, your investment, and it says something about your personality. How you take care of your car is also a reflection of your own lifestyle. If you keep your car dirty and don’t give it regular checkups, it’s going to break down on you. So of course, you want to take care of your car and give it the best maintenance possible. When looking for a Buckhead auto repair shop it’s important to consider the following:
Keep your maintenance and repair records in order, and take them with you. Have records available on everything you do to maintain your car — and keep them in the car if possible. Well-kept records can be instrumental in correctly diagnosing a vehicle problem the first time. Incomplete records can lead to redundant auto repairs that waste your time and money. A vehicle with a well-documented repair service history also tells your mechanic that you value first-rate work at the recommended intervals, and have done your part to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape.
Is the technician trained on your specific vehicle make? European cars are extremely unique vehicles to begin with. Their diverse characteristics vary heavily from brand to brand. Making certain that your technician has obtained the proper training for your specific vehicle is crucial since special tools and procedures — many of which are not easily available to the "average" auto mechanic — are required to correctly service your car.
Inquire about pricing and labor rates. Before you surrender your keys to the service department, be sure to determine the labor rate. Shops typically post the rate in a conspicuous place, so be observant and ask questions if you're confused. Make sure you understand the way in which you will be billed for an auto repair. Many shops bill according to estimated repair times established by the manufacturer. A repair that the service tech deems "minor" could indeed be an all-day job according to the manufacturer's specifications. Many special tools and procedures are not easily available to the "average" auto mechanic which are required to correctly service your auto.
What separates Buckhead AutoSport repair from other maintenance shops in metro Atlanta? Everything. Our mechanics specialize in European car maintenance. We pride ourselves in taking the utmost care of your car — the investment you worked hard for and now want to keep in check. Not only are our mechanics experts but they also offer a unique concierge service to accommodate your busy lifestyle.