Before you pick your mechanic, you may want to check into a few things to be on the safe side.

  • If the lot has dusty cars or for sale signs. This could mean owners could not pay repairs that were priced too high. Get a written quote to ensure that the mechanic will call before doing anything with a higher price.
  • Call the BBB (Better Business Bureau). We think because it isn’t listed that means it is a good place. That is not always true. Check Autoclub as well.
  • If the garage is at the person’s house, like personal garage. This may be a good thing as it may seem like a good bargain. They are often self-taught, don’t have self-diagnostic equipment needed to do the job correctly, so you may end up having to go to another place on top of the first one. Then there is the possibility of no guarantee with the work done.
  • Chain stores are great to buy parts from, but majority of employees are entry-level and really do not know a whole lot about vehicles. They may be good for installing windshield wipers or floor mats or something simple like that but not for detailed mechanic work.
  • Knowledge of mechanical terms is important. If they can’t explain to you about what they will be doing for your car in terms you understand, they may not have the expertise you are looking for. If they can explain to where you understand that is good customer service.
  • If the mechanic tries to tell you that your car is dangerous, and you need to get it fixed ASAP, they are trying to scare you into using their store. It’s better to get it towed to a place you trust.
  • You should ask to either see your old parts or ask for them to be returned to you. If they don’t want to do that, it may be because they used old ones or didn’t replace what needed. This will show the repairman you are watching and won’t be ripped off. Every part has a guarantee. No guarantee will mean the mechanic is using old or refurbished parts.
  • Go over your bill carefully. If the mechanic is honest, they should have no problem explaining any of it.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. For the best auto service shop in Odessa, TX, call or stop by Permian Basin Transmission, Inc today.


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