How To Select A Good Repair Shop For Your Toyota - Toyota Parts Blog

wrenchIf you’ve just purchased a new Toyota, you’re probably looking for a good repair shop.

Finding a reliable and trustworthy repair shop can be a difficult process.  With so many options, you probably don’t know where to begin.

If you follow these tips below, you’ll have no trouble finding a great repair shop.

  • Check Review Websites: If you want to find out what customers think of a repair shop, visit local review websites such as Google Places, Yelp and Citysearch. These review sites will help you find a good repair shop near your home.  The Mechanic Advisor is another great site to check.


  • Check Certifications: Before taking your car or truck to the repair shop, be sure to see if any mechanics on staff hold any certifications.  Toyota has the T-TEN program that helps train excellent technicians.  ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications are another highly regarded certification.


  • Check About Parts: When you find a repair shop, check to see what types of parts they use. You’ll want to make sure that they offer genuine Toyota parts. That way, if you own a Camry, you’ll know that they’re using quality Toyota Camry parts. The parts will last longer and your car will run better.


  • Talk With The Mechanics: Finally, you’ll want to talk with the mechanics to see if they are the right fit.  Think of it as a job interview process.  Be sure to ask plenty of questions, to gauge their experience and professionalism.


Following these tips will help you find the right repair shop for your Toyota.  Talk with your family and friends to see if they have any recommendations.

How do you find a great repair shop?  Leave your comments below.


Written by Tom Blackman