Questions You Should Ask Your Mechanic

Posted: Saturday, April 8th, 2017

When it comes to car maintenance and repair, it pays to know what you’re getting into. Here at Green Light Auto Credit, we recommend you be prepared to ask your mechanic some important questions before any work is done. These are the questions we think every driver should be ready to ask:

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  • What Are My Repair Options? – If your car needs work, you probably have more than one option — even if the mechanic doesn’t mention it — and you deserve to know what they are. You can ask about the cost of all available options, and even refuse service.
  • What Certifications Do You Have? – If you’re going to a mechanic and you aren’t sure whether you should trust them or not, you can ask about certifications. The Automobile Service Excellence Certification is given to technicians that are at the top of the industry, so check for that first.
  • Can You Provide a Maintenance Plan? – Mechanics should be able to tell you what steps you need to take after a repair to keep everything running like new.
  • What Kind of Warranty Do You Offer? – A reputable shop should be able to provide some kind of warranty or guarantee of their work. If they can’t do that, then you might want to consider going elsewhere.
  • Can I See the Parts That Were Replaced? – If you needed parts replaced ask to see the used or broken ones. This is a good way to check to see that parts were really replaced, and it’s a good way to learn about what work was done.

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If your car is beyond repair, or if you’re just looking for a more dependable vehicle, then come visit Green Light Auto Credit and we’ll help you get the financing you need. We work with a nationwide network of lenders to ensure that you get the best deal. If it’s time to get a new or used vehicle, give us a call when you’re ready to begin financing. Contact Green Light Auto Credit online now or give us a call at (800) 200-5551 with any questions about our financing services in the St. Louis, MO area.