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How To Choose The Best Mechanic For Your Car

How to choose the best mechanic for your car

Finding the best mechanic can be likened to finding the right doctor. When you find the right mechanic, it can sometimes take a little longer to get an appointment, but it always pays off in the end. You’ll develop a good relationship over time and just like your doctor cares about your health, a good mechanic will care about your car and remember its history, which could come in handy if you ever have a recurring problem on your vehicle. While there is no perfect way to ensure a mechanic is right for you, our guide will help you choose someone who is qualified and trustworthy.

Reviews and word of mouth

When looking for the best mechanic for your car, a referral from a family member or close friend provides peace of mind in knowing that you can trust who they recommend are likely to look after your vehicle with care. Customer reviews on Google and social media are also helpful. Keep an eye out for positive written feedback from verified customers. If the business has a Facebook page, that’s even better.

Certifications and experience

Consider a mechanic’s qualifications and experience. Professional mechanics should have the right qualifications or certificates of their specific trade. Unless their training and qualifications are displayed or clearly visible online or in the workshop, it is always recommended to enquire about a mechanic’s technical background and experience. As cars get increasingly technologically enabled, it’s important to ensure your mechanic has the right knowledge and equipment to work on your car. Prorepair Auto Care Centre’s workshops are members of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce’s A-Grade Automotive Network, a group of elite auto repairers throughout Victoria dedicated to providing a better-quality experience across all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs. Workshops bearing the A-Grade logo represent the highest of standards in auto care and work hard to maintain it. They are contractually bound to meet certain expectations of customer service, training and equipment, receiving regular audits from the VACC.

Warranty or guarantee

The last thing you want to do is pay for a repair only to find out that you won’t be offered any replacement or refund if the problem reoccurs. A warranty or guarantee on parts and workmanship provides extra peace of mind.


At Prorepair Auto Care Centre, we understand that it’s hard enough to go a day without your car – let alone driving a long way to drop it off to us. Choosing a mechanic who is close to your work or home makes being without a car just that little bit easier. Prorepair has two convenient North Melbourne locations – at 95 Arden Street and 109 Munster Terrace.

Prorepair delivers premium quality repairs for all makes and models, specialising in European vehicles. If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact us or visit our experienced technicians. You can also send us an ">email or phone us on (03) 9326 5795 or (03) 9329 4461.

Do you want to know what our customers are saying about us? Check out our reviews on Facebook and Google.

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