There are some shady car mechanics out there so it’s hard to find the right mechanic to do the work that you need. Also, not all shops are equal, some are good at detailing, some are good at body work, some are good with suspensions; some might specialize in foreign makes and models while others are great with GM and Ford. Be sure to look for one that knows how to perform the work you’re looking for.
When I slid on black ice over a year ago, I had some work done on my car by the local mechanic. The work was good and I was limited in my options because the car barely drove (I didn’t want to pay for a tow) but a few months ago I heard a clicking when I turned left. Apparently what happened was my rear hub assembly was cracked and after a year of driving there was enough crud buildup in it (from sand and other junk) to create this noise, but I didn’t know this and needed to have the car checked out. Without a geographic restriction, I started to look for a local mechanic and realized that finding a decent one you could trust is hard! So below you will find some helpful steps I took to figure out which one to go to.
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