Jack's On The Road Again- Your Complete Owner's Manual To Anything Automotive-: Five Steps You Need To Take When Choosing An Auto Repair Shop

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Five Steps You Need To Take When Choosing An Auto Repair Shop

We totally get that it’s normal to be skeptical when choosing a repair shop. We also understand that when you take your car in for repairs, you’re not going to be happy about spending that money on anything other than a beach vacay in Florida. But, auto repairs are inevitable so that’s why feeling confident that your car is in the right hands makes all the difference between leaving the shop happy or feeling like you got jipped. 

When you choose Jack’s Brake & Alignment to service your vehicle, you can trust that our technicians always take the time to correctly diagnose and repair the problem while offering affordable repair options within your budget! 

So, when it comes time to choose your auto repair shop, be sure to take these five steps so that you can make an informed decision, like choosing Jack’s Brake & Alignment for complete auto repairs! 

Narrow your search by shop specialties

When you’re looking for an auto repair shop, narrow your search down to the type of repair shop that best fits your service requirement. If you need work done on your RV, you’ll want to be sure to take it to a shop that specializes in motorhomes and other large vehicles. Jack’s Brake & Alignment on River Drive in Davenport is a specialty shop that repairs RVs, motorhomes, semi trucks and other heavy duty vehicles. Similarly, if you’re looking for repairs on a foreign or domestic car, you’ll want to take it to a shop that specializes in this. If it’s a foreign or domestic vehicle that needs repairs, Jack’s Eastern can help with that! 

You’ll also want to take your time to do research on the shop you’re choosing. Review customer testimonials, the shop’s website, social media pages, and other resources. And don’t forget that typically, smaller repair shops like Jacks offer lots of coupons and rewards to save you money! 

Hunt for information

Hunt, hunt, hunt! You’ll want to make sure that you have all of the facts available to you before you make a decision on a repair shop. You can do this by searching for matching insurance plans, checking out customer loyalty programs, special discounts, or financing options! 

Luckily, Jacks offers an amazing financing program that lets you Fix It Now, and Pay Later! It’s just one of the many reasons why we’re a top choice for locals looking for automotive repairs! 

Prepare your questions

Come prepared with questions when you go into the repair shop. When you acquire knowledge before meeting face-to-face with a technician this will help you with reasonable judgement. 

For starters, know a little about the vehicle you drive, its parts and other service requirements. If you’re in doubt, just read your owner’s manual! 

Know your technician  

Once you feel that you’ve chosen the right repair shop through acquiring knowledge about the shop and the shop’s specialties and reputation, you’ll want to get to know your technician. A good place to start is with certifications. 

Certifications help validate your technician’s knowledge and expertise. At Jack’s River Drive, our master technician, Daryl, has been with us for over 40 years! 

Oh, and don’t forget to ask how long that technician will have your car for repairs. Knowing this information will help you plan accordingly! If your vehicle will be in our shop and you need a way to get from point A to point B, don’t worry, Jack’s Brake & Alignment offers free shuttle service! 

When you take the time to get to know your technician this helps to establish trust before you send your car off to the repair shop! 

Evaluate your final decision 

If you’re still on the fence about what auto repair shop to choose for a major repair, like transmission or engine replacement, consider doing a trial run. 

You can take your vehicle to the shop you’re considering having major repairs done on and allow the technicians to perform a minor service repair like an oil change, spark plug replacement or brake work and then evaluate how your overall experience went. 

If the shop provides you with a pleasant experience, including knowledgeable staff, correct details and an invested technician, you should then inquire about other services and ask for recommendations. 

So like we said before, we totally get that it’s annoying af to have to deal with unexpected auto repairs, but when the time comes to choose your auto repair shop, you should at least be informed on tips to help you choose the best repair shop for you and your vehicle!  

If you decide to follow these five steps, you’ll be a pro when it comes to choosing your technician and shop! And, if you’ve taken any of this advice, that shop just might be Jack’s Brake & Alignment! Just sayin’. 


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