Spotting a Good Auto Repair Shop

Choosing a good automotive repair shop can be tricky if you aren’t experienced or don’t have a reference. Many are unreliable and dishonest, opting to charge you far more than necessary. Go through our checklist before choosing an automotive shop to ensure that you’re receiving the best quality care for a reasonable price.

A respectable and honest auto repair shop should:

Hold a License for Automotive Service Excellence

An auto repair shop that has a certificate for Automotive Service Excellence has gone through special training and exams. Members must be continuously trained to keep up with technology and market requirements. Each technician at Meyer’s Automotive undergoes at least 40 hours of training every year, and we also have a Bosch Certification. Both of these ensure your vehicle will receive the best care possible.

Be Involved in the Community
Those working in the auto repair industry shouldn’t be exempt from being involved in the community and giving back. Ask if the owners and technicians take part in any events or are involved with any charities.

Have Good References
Can your repair shop provide solid references that can attest to their work and ethic? If you ask for a few and they struggle to come up with any, that’s probably a solid sign that you don’t want to do business with them.

Be Tidy
Who says repair shops can’t be kept organized? Good technicians will keep their space uncluttered and tidy, and they won’t leave messes inside your car. Take a glance around the shop to see how thinks are kept.

Meyer’s Automotive is proud to be the most trusted independent auto repair shop in the St. Louis area, meeting all these requirements and more. We even have the references to prove it. Find out for yourself, and schedule an appointment with us at (314) 892-1071 for the best auto care in the area.


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