What to Look for in an Auto Repair Facility
If you have an automobile, truck, pick-up truck, commercial vehicle or RV, foreign or domestic that has recently come out of warrantee, you might be considering an independent garage to handle all your future maintenance and vehicle repairs. Factory dealerships are notorious about high pricing and standard hourly charges even when the actual time spent to repair an issue is less than the supposed billable amount. Independent mechanics, in most cases are far less expensive for most automotive repairs and maintenance functions than dealerships. Dealers make their money on back-end operations like general repairs and warrantee work. If a dealership breaks even on expenses from new and used car sales than their profits retained come for all other services including parts and repairs. The real key to future automotive success is finding the right automotive garage which is sometimes difficult because there are so many to chose from and one does not know the quality of the work, or lack of, until the actual work is performed. According to automotive industry experts, there are a few simple rules one should consider before putting your vehicle in the hands of an untrained, and in some cases unsupervised layman. First try to review the facility on line a get a general perspective as to their reputation by reading reviews and their individual specialized services. Many independent auto repair garages specialize in a few mechanical system issues like radiators or brakes or transmissions. Keep in mind these shops are fine for their required specialties but if other problems exist you are faced with the same problem of finding a service center who repairs those mechanical issues. The general consensus is if you are leaving a dealership where they can replace any part, trouble shoot any issue and repair any problem, find a like automotive facility who can provide the same services. Most dealerships require ongoing training for their mechanics and many subscribe to having their mechanics complete an ASE certification. It makes sense for you to use as your criteria for approving a mechanics garage, that their mechanics hold an ASE certifications and also have general automotive experience on all car systems that only formal training can afford them.
Jacksonville Automotive Repair Specialists
Muffler City Auto Repair is much more than the name would imply. Started by owner/operator Ron Evans over 25 years ago and located on Sunbeam Road, Muffler City Auto Repair specializes in complete automotive repair and preventative maintenance services for cars, trucks, pick-ups, commercial vehicles and RV’s. They employ ASE Certified Mechanics and have dealership experience holding over 350 individual repair certificates. They not only specialize in custom exhaust and muffler design, fabrication and installation but diagnose, repair and replace any part for every automotive system including, brakes, transmissions, suspension, auto air conditioning, coolant, ignition, electrical, fuel, engine overhauling, induction systems and general maintenance services including oil changes, tune-ups and preventative maintenance services. Additionally, Ron and his chief mechanic Scott Brown will answer any question, resolve any problem your vehicle might be experiencing. They pride themselves on having serviced 1000’s of customers and in many cases are on their 2nd or 3rd generation of automobile owners providing honest, friendly and above all competent automotive services. Give them a call today at 904-739-0091 for a free estimate. Come by our shop at 4435 Sunbeam Road located between US-1 (Philips Hwy) and San Jose Blvd (St. Rd 13) convenient to Orange Park, Fleming Island, Jacksonville’s Westside and Southside areas. Visit our website @ AutoRepairjax.Com for a complete list of our services, specials and credentials.