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Choosing an auto repair shop to handle your vehicle repairs and maintenance can be difficult since consumers have many different options to choose from. Many people make the mistake of taking their vehicles to the most convenient location or the ones that offer the lowest prices. The problem with this is the repair shop may not be qualified to do the repair you need, don’t provide any workmanship guarantees, and end up costing you more money in the long run. Here are important characteristics to look for when choosing an auto repair shop.

ASE Certified Mechanics

Knowing what certifications an auto repair shop has is the first step to take. The auto repair industry’s governing body is called ASE, and they oversee the certifications of every mechanic and repair shop. There are eight different levels of certifications within ASE, but the most important thing you need to know as a consumer is whether the repair shop is ASE certified.


Complete Transparency


Have you ever dropped off your vehicle at an auto repair shop one morning and got it back later that day not knowing what exactly got repaired? Auto repair shops are not always transparent, but it’s important to work with those that are. Digital vehicle inspections and electronic records offer transparency to the customer, so they know what condition the vehicle was in when they brought it, what was completed, and what condition it’s in now.


Guarantees For Repairs You Have Completed


Learn what you should look for in an auto repair shop.Replacement parts can fail or workmanship errors can occur that cause future problems with your vehicle. This shouldn’t be a concern with a reputable and reliable auto repair shop, but you still want to ensure the shop offers some sort of guarantee for either kind of concern. The type of guarantee you want to look for is something like a three-year or 36,000-mile warranty on any repair you have done at the shop. This protects you and gives you peace of mind that you won’t have to pay for additional repairs to that component during that time frame.


Availability Of Resources


Vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day, and sometimes auto repair shops don’t have the expertise to fix them properly. What sets apart a good repair shop from a bad one is the availability of resources to handle any issues outside of their expertise. This usually means having access to specific factory resources or information to get the job done correctly the first time.


Equipped To Handle Any Vehicle Repair


You can’t always predict what kind of repairs you need to have completed on your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to work with an auto repair shop that can handle any type of repair so you won’t have to spend time searching for a different shop to take care of a specific issue. Doing so could also lead to more expensive repairs that could be avoided if you find a repair shop upfront that can handle everything you could need.


At DeBoer’s Auto, we take great pride in the ability to handle any repair for any type of vehicle, and we provide peace of mind to our customers knowing we are ASE-certified. We want to earn your business, and our transparency, work ethic, attention to detail, and guarantees will prove it. We welcome the opportunity to serve you for your vehicle repair needs, so contact us today to learn more about us.

Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.