How to Tell If Your Mechanic Is a Con Artist - Toyota Parts Blog

Do you dread searching for a mechanic? You’re not alone.

Unless you’re a gearhead, it can be tough to find someone that you trust. You never know if you’re dealing with a con artist. To help you find an honest mechanic, follow these tips.

  • Check Certifications – It’s always a good idea to examine the training and experience of staff at a repair shop. If you own a Toyota, check to see if the shop is a Toyota Certified Collision Center or see if they have mechanics with T-TEN training. This will ensure that you have mechanics that know how to work on your vehicle.
  • Ask About Parts – When it comes to parts, make sure the mechanic has the ability to get Toyota OEM parts. This will ensure that you have the best possible parts. If you’re curious about the price of parts, take a look online. At Toyota Parts Center, you can get a good idea of the price of various Toyota parts.
  • Examine the Business – Before you decide on a mechanic, take a look at the business. Is it neat and clean? Are the service technicians professional? If things don’t seem right, it could be a red flag. Trust your gut. If you don’t feel comfortable, take your car elsewhere.

These are just a few tips to help you find the right mechanic. If you’re thinking about doing the repairs yourself, consider shopping for parts at Toyota Parts Center. We offer great pricing on genuine Toyota parts. You can find out more by visiting .

Written by Tom Blackman