How to find a good mechanic/technician near you

Helpful tips from Don's Pro Tech Automotive

 

May 11, 2024



When it comes time to service your car, you need to find a good mechanic/technician. Whether it's regular maintenance, like an oil change, or a funny bump-squeak-rattle you need to have diagnosed, a trusted mechanic/technician is key.

Here are some of the key qualities to look for in a mechanic/technician.

Diagnostic skills

A good mechanic/technician needs the skill to diagnose a problem when you bring in your car. You may have a pretty good idea of what's wrong so you can point them in the right direction, but maybe you have no idea at all. Your mechanic/technician should be able to listen to your description of the problem, know which questions to ask to narrow down the possible causes and then be able to look at your car and figure out what's wrong in a timely manner.

Problem-solving skills

This goes together with diagnostic skills. Sometimes a problem looks like one thing but turns out to be something different. Other times, the challenge is figuring out exactly how to perform a tricky repair. Either way, your mechanic/technician needs to have the problem-solving skills to repair whatever is wrong with your car.

Technical aptitude

Cars are complicated. There are mechanical parts and an increasingly large number of electronic components that all work together. A good mechanic/technician needs a solid grasp of both areas. It's especially crucial that today's mechanics/technicians understand how to repair the parts that make up your engine as well as understanding how to service the software and computerized systems that often regulate how those parts work.

Bedside manner

It's important for a doctor and equally important for a mechanic/technician to have a reassuring bedside manner. A good mechanic/technician will communicate the problem in language you can understand, put you at ease and be someone you can trust. If you're confused, they should be able to provide additional information to help you puzzle out the problem.

Your mechanic/technician also needs to clearly communicate the estimated costs of a project, exactly what kinds of options you have and how long it will take to complete the repairs. Being able to converse with customers is likely one of the most important skills for any mechanic/technician.

Among Don's Pro Technology's management and employees are two Master Certified ASE Technicians. Don's Pro Technology also has the most up-to-date diagnostics and service equipment for all vehicle makes and models. You can trust any of our mechanics/technicians for not only routine maintenance and repairs but more complicated repairs as well. Feel free to chat with one of our knowledgeable service advisors or technicians with any concerns you may have. Don's Pro Technology is located at 230 E. Tehachapi Blvd., and can be reached at (661) 822-1600.

 
 

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