These days, it seems like anyone knows a thing or two about auto repair. There is this neighbor down the street always working on his car, then there are at least a dozen auto repair shops within 10 miles of your home. And speaking of Maryland auto repair shops, you can choose from big-name chains (you know those guys with TV ads) and smaller, family-owned businesses like Choisser Import Auto Services.
With so many options to choose from, and everyone claiming how great they are, does it even matter much where you take your car? It does matter, and here is why!
Good Auto Repair Means Safety on the Road
You are probably thinking: how bad can a mechanic be? Well, they can be bad enough to severely damage your car or contribute to an accident. Something as simple as a tire that wasn’t secured properly or wrong liquid placed in the wrong reservoir can lead to negative, and even tragic consequences.
Proper auto repair is especially important if your vehicle has been in a collision. You will probably need to have certain parts replaced, including parts of the body, which opens up a room for dozens of little things that can go wrong. When repairing a vehicle after a collision, your mechanic should follow the specifications and standards established by the industry and the car’s manufacturer. Meanwhile, some repairmen may try to cut corners, whether intentionally or because they don’t know better. And because you are not an expert, a typical consumer won’t be able to tell the difference, especially from the outside.
Here is an example from Honda that reviews a repair on a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid after an accident:
As you can see from the video, the shop that did repairs didn’t repair bends and didn’t weld the damaged parts properly and up to Honda’s standards. This means that if another accident happens, the car may suffer more damage than it should and its safety features may not work as designed.
Good Auto Repair Means Better Gas Mileage
A car is a finely tuned mechanism. All systems in a car are reliant on each other, and it takes just one thing to go wrong to affect the gas mileage. You may think that gas mileage has to do with the engine or the fuel intake, but it’s far more intricate than that. Something as trivial as under-inflated tires or poorly aligned wheels can result in a decrease in fuel efficiency. If you are interested in spending less on gas and having a car that performs as it should, then picking a good mechanic is crucial.
Good Auto Repair Means Peace of Mind
When you take your car to a repair shop you trust, you don’t worry about it getting stolen from the shop’s parking lot. You don’t worry that your mechanic puts a dent or a scratch on your vehicle, or that they replace a perfectly fine part with a cheaper aftermarket version. Finally, when you work with a professional mechanic, you just know that you paid a fair price for a quality repair and that your car now runs 100 time better!
These are some of the reasons you should really take the time to research and find a good, trustworthy Maryland auto repair shop for your vehicle. At Choisser, we specialize in Honda, Acura, Toyota and Lexus brands, but we service and repair other cars too. With over 100 years of combined experience, you can trust us to do right by you and by your vehicle.
Feel free to give us a call and schedule an appointment to experience our quality service for yourself!