Women Shouldn’t Fear the Auto Mechanic

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By Jessica Rosales
Portland Import Transmission Repair Shop
Serving Oregon Since 1955.

Is your car in need of transmission repair? Where do you start when you need to find an auto mechanic? The thought of going to a transmission shop may seem intimidating to a woman, but it shouldn’t be. Here are some tips and advice that will help make your auto mechanic experience a little smoother.

First, start with finding an auto repair technician. Ask family, friends, neighbors and co-workers for recommendations on auto mechanics they have used. Trust me, they will enjoy giving you friendly advice. They might also share a bad experience and encourage you to steer clear of a repair shop! The internet is an excellent resource as well, as it gives you the option to search for specialties and read customer reviews. If you are looking for a Portland area transmission shop, consider an internet search such as, “Portland Transmission Shop” or “Portland Auto Mechanic.”

Once you have found a shop, consider if the auto repair shop is established in the community.  Also, does the shop have a good reputation in the community?

Second, when you bring the car into the shop carefully observe the atmosphere, does it seem clean and organized?  Are the technicians easy to understand and approachable?  Does the shop specialize in import auto repair or domestic? After the technician inspects your car, you will get an estimate of the cost of the repairs. Make sure you understand each repair and why they are necessary.

The repair shop should not continue with any repairs unless they have your authorization. If you have questions regarding the necessity of a repair, talk to someone you trust or get a second estimate from another established technician. With an estimate you have the ability to compare prices and learn more about the services.

With a little bit of research, you will find a good auto repair shop and build a relationship of trust and confidence. Most importantly, you will eliminate your fears of dealing with auto repairs.

Portland Import Transmission Repair Shop
Serving Oregon Since 1955.