Updated: Oct 4, 2020
Let’s be honest, as a specialist Bolton mechanic garage specialising in car repair, MOT and service and much more, we know that mechanics don’t always have the best reputation. As a business, we’re dedicated to honesty, integrity and a good service – so we think that’s a shame. But luckily, there are a few things you can do to insure you get the best deals on your car repair, wherever you go. Here’s a look at some of our top tips.
Get a quote for your car repair costs
When you visit a Bolton car repair garage like Heaton, the mechanic garage will likely give you an initial quote for how much your car repair, MOT service, auto body repair or other service will cost.
We at Heaton guarantee honesty and reliability, but we can understand why you might have apprehensions. That’s why we give a full up front quote when you come in to our garage.
Scout out hidden costs for car repair, MOT and service
The tricky thing about getting a quote for your car repair is that it’s not always the final price you’re going to end up paying. Mechanic garages are often notorious for ‘adding in’ services that they didn’t tell you about but still think you need – and certainly expect you to pay for!
Having a look around the internet for reviews of a car repair garage is a good way to find out what previous customers thought – and if there are any hidden costs waiting around the corner that caught them out.
Choose when to visit the car repair garage
Here’s a little secret tip that you might not hear elsewhere. If you’re looking for the best prices and service from your mechanic garage, then it’s a good idea to visit when you’ve got time to have a proper conversation with the experts and mechanics inside.
This allows you to work out exactly what the quote includes, how the value is assigned, and what you get for your money.
Early weekday mornings (work permitting!) are always a good idea. You’ll be happy to hear that our Bolton car repair garage is open 9-5 Monday-Saturday – so you’ll be able to come in and talk to us at whatever time is most convenient for you.
The most important thing is to keep proper records for your car repair, MOT and service and auto body repair services. If a mechanic can easily see the car’s repair history, as well as how old it is, where it came from and how much it’s been driven since – it’ll be a lot easier for them to find and diagnose your car’s problems.
Keeping detailed records might seem like more trouble than it’s worth – but it will certainly save you both time and money in the long run.
If you want a great job from your local Bolton car repair garage, then book your appointment today.