Now that Phase 2 of the post-circuit breaker period has begun, more and more drivers are returning to the roads.
With that, many people are sending their cars for grooming and servicing at workshops to ensure that their beloved vehicles are in the best condition they can be to get back into the groove of being on the road. That said, knowing how to choose the right car workshop is key to making sure your car gets the best treatment possible.
Luckily, we have compiled a handy guide to everything you need to know about choosing the right car workshop for you!
A workshop’s reputation speaks volumes about the kind of service you will be getting from them. Prevent wasting your valuable time and money by doing your research and checking on what other people have to say about their service before you take a trip to the workshop.
Thanks to modern technology, we can now assess how reputable a workshop is with a few clicks of the computer mouse, by looking through Google and Facebook reviews. Other than the numerical rating, pay attention to wordy reviews and take note of any points brought up in them that may be a dealbreaker to you.
Qualifications & Knowledge
A tool is only as useful as the person who’s using it. Likewise, a workshop may have all the best facilities and equipment, but if the mechanics themselves aren’t qualified, you are likely to regret leaving your car with them. Don’t be shy to ask for proof of qualifications in the forms of certificates etc., if they are qualified, they would be more than happy to show proof of it!
In addition, a good car workshop will always have mechanics who are more than happy to share knowledge with you about how to best care for your car. For example, Point S Singapore shares valuable car maintenance tips such as How Wheel Sizes Affect Your Car Performance, and How To Check Your Tire Tread Depth.
Contrary to popular belief, cheaper doesn’t always mean better. While a workshop may be able to offer you a good deal, if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Likewise, high prices do not always guarantee high-quality service.
Instead, look for a workshop with costs within your budget while considering other factors such as reputation. Be sure to consider the length of the service warranty, quality of parts and tools, as well as the types of services they offer.
Most workshops can work on a variety of vehicles, but choosing a workshop that specialises in your specific car brand and model is always a good idea.
If a workshop specialises in a certain car brand or model, they will be more familiar with how best to service it, and you’ll know that your vehicle is in good hands.
Location is an important factor to consider when choosing a car workshop, since car breakdowns are unpredictable. If the workshop does not provide free towing services, you will either have to fork out more money for a towing service, or drive there yourself which may worsen the problem.
You can never really know for sure when your car is going to break down, so having a car workshop that is near your residence or workplace can save you time and money.
Building a good understanding of exactly what values the company stands for and their philosophy when operating their business can ensure that communication between you and the mechanic goes seamlessly.
The last thing you want is a miscommunication or misalignment of values jeopardising how you want your car to be treated!
Customer service and communication is just as important as the quality of the service itself, so make sure to choose a workshop that operates with a vision that you agree with.
As you can see, there are a lot of factors that go into choosing the best car workshop for you. We hope this article has helped you to decide on the right car workshop for you!
(Related story: The Complete Guide To Caring For Your Car)