AutoTechnician.org’s membership directory was created to do just that – help goods techs find new customers and retain current ones. Not only does this directory benefit good techs, it also benefits the shop they work in and customers looking for them. What shop owner or manager wouldn’t want their top techs to be listed in the directory?
A very common question asked of many technicians: Where should I take my car?
The best answer possible would be to go to the best mechanic qualified to service your vehicle, regardless of the repair center type – hence the reason for the technician directory in the first place. However qualified mechanics work at a variety of locations.
Here is a list of what I believe to be the general pros and cons of each type. It is built upon my work experience and the questions asked of customers. It IS NOT a conclusive and factual study of all repair garages, so no offense to those shops who choose to be different. This is just a generalization that many can relate to. Hopefully it will help you decide what’s best for your needs. Afterwards, I’ll summarize how to read between the lines.