How to find a mobile mechanic for a Timing Belt replacement?
Select a certified professional
The new car smell may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean your car doesn’t deserve the best – even if it’s seen better days. You don’t want just anyone popping the hood and poking around. Look for a certified mechanic who has experience working with your car’s make and model.
Also, keep in mind, there are many different areas a technician can specialize in. You’ll want to choose someone who has A1 Engine Repair certification.
Do they have a good reputation?
Recommendations, either via word-of-mouth or internet reviews, are a great way to find a stellar mechanic. If a repair business has been around for a long time and has a devoted following, you can bet they operate with intelligence and integrity.
Do they seem professional?
Repair in your driveway should be a professional experience. You’ll know you’re in good hands when a mechanic, in a clean uniform, arrives in a company vehicle equipped with tools and car parts to complete the job. Time to raise your standards.
Don’t be left guessing about quality
Timing belt quality varies, as does the caliber of the work being performed. Always ask about warranties when you schedule an appointment. Warranties offer quality assurance and protect you in the rare case that something goes wrong with your repair.
How to find a local repair shop for a Timing Belt replacement?
Look for a certified mechanic
Check to make sure the shop is working with only the best, aka ASE certified professionals. In particular, you’ll want to ask whether the mechanic assigned to your car has A1 Engine Repair certification. And if the shop doesn’t have the right credentials, move on.
Reputation is everything
The best shops have a loyal clientele – and a packed schedule to prove it. Online recommendations or word-of-mouth suggestions will help you find a mechanic with an outstanding reputation.
Are they helpful?
A good shop will take the time to explain the timing belt replacement process in detail. They will also be honest about pricing (including giving you an estimate for parts and labor) and won’t try to add on any unnecessary repairs.
Do they offer a warranty?
You don’t want to experience engine damage due to a low-quality timing belt or poor workmanship. Ask about warranty coverage when you schedule your appointment. A sound warranty provides peace of mind that you’re getting an OEM-grade timing belt and expert repair.