Part one of a series on choosing a differential repair shop focuses on trust between a mechanic and a customer.
Differential Repair Shops: Go With Who You Trust
If you’re like most people, you are often booked solid. As a result, you’re probably not going to have a lot of time to do minor auto repairs, much less a major one such as a differential repair. So, that leaves only two options open to you. Don’t drive your car, which is annoying, or go on the hunt for a shop or mechanic. But who can you trust to do this?
The auto repair industry often has a bad reputation, and deservedly so. Mechanics that charge way too much for parts much less labor, or fixing a problem incorrectly and charging the customer for repeat visits. Or they take no pride in their work, which causes even more problems down the road. So remember, there are a lot of shady mechanics out there. We know, because we’ve had to fix a lot of their mistakes as well as the deliberate damage that they’ve done to some of our customers’ vehicles. So how do find a good differential repair shop?
Differentials, Honesty, and Competence
Finding a good differential repair shop isn’t just about honesty. They also have to know what they’re doing. It doesn’t matter in the slightest if someone is affable, friendly, and very laid back. If he causes another problem while trying to fix your differential problem, then you haven’t really gained anything.
To make matters worse, a lot of mechanics won’t even work on them. Even at dealerships, there is a certain level of reluctance in handling these delicate pieces of equipment. So you have a good chance of taking your car in for differential repair only to have it “farmed out” to another mechanic that specializes in them and as a result, will kick up your repair bill as well. What you need to find is a differential repair shop that truly offers this service in house, and knows what they are doing.
Finding a mechanic is never fun. However, if you are a bit proactive about it, you can bring your car or truck into someone that you have already done some homework on. That way you can be sure that you found not only a good shop, but a shop that can help you with anything connected to your power train from your transmission to differential repair in Mesa.
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529