How To Pick The Right Auto Shop

When you need to get your car to the shop for regular maintenance or for more major repairs, how do you choose where to go? Do you go to the shop your friends and family recommend, or do you pick the one that’s closest or cheapest? Pat McGrath Chevyland is a great bet because not only are we affordable and nearby, we’re Iowa City’s GM Certified Service center. If that certification isn’t enough to convince you of our commitment to service and quality here’s a few tips on how to find the best service for your money.

Get Several Estimates

As a consumer it’s always best to get educated in the services you’re shopping for. At McGrath Chevyland we encourage you to shop around and get estimates from other body shops before coming to us, because some shops will be able to do the same work for less (even though it’s not always a good idea to go with the least expensive option). Some auto shops will even try to match a better price quote if they can. Always ask how the shop arrives at its estimates and how much labor is per hour so that you can compare apples to apples when shopping around.dealership auto service center

Listen To Word Of Mouth

It’s tempting in the age of the internet to go with what auto shop has the best ratings on review sites, but don’t forget to ask the people you trust where they have their auto work done. Sometimes smaller shops will be able to give you a great deal on good service because they aren’t trying to run multiple dealerships; on the other hand, sometimes a large dealership or service center may be able to offer you excellent pricing when you anticipated paying much more.

Ask Informed Questions

If a repair shop won’t stand behind their work do you really want to pay them for a repair? Sometimes a lower estimate means that the work isn’t guaranteed or warrantied. If this is important to you, be aware that sometimes a higher price means more dependability, which might mean lower repair costs in the long run.

Here at Pat McGrath Chevyland we know that you have plenty of options when it comes to service for your vehicle. Consider us the next time you need a repair. Come visit our dealership, or to save time you can even ask one of our qualified technicians your repair questions online.