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.