Choosing the right garage is important. Your car is a big investment and you want to make sure you take it to a team of friendly and professional experts, who will keep it in the best condition possible. It’s also essential it works reliably as for so many of us the car is the backbone of our daily lives. So how do you know which garage to trust?
Using Word Of Mouth
Sometimes the old-fashioned ways are the best, so if you want to know which is the best garage for you, start asking people. Choose people you trust amongst your social circles. Your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbours can all give you key recommendations on the best garages for you. They’re going to give you the insight they gain as actual customers of that garage, so you can be reasonably confident that the experience they have had is going to be similar to what you’ll have.
A Garage Finder Website
A specific website, such as the Green Garage Network, will allow you to filter the garages in your local area and browse the listings however you see fit. You can filter them by how close they are to you, how much they charge for their work, and you can even see what other users have to say about that garage themselves. This can make finding a garage so much faster.
Franchise Or Independent?
A common query is whether it’s best to choose a franchise main dealer or an independent. There’s no right or wrong answer, but there are things to consider. If you care about resale value, generally a vehicle with a fully dealer-stamped service book will be worth a little more. The offset of this, however, is that dealers are usually much more expensive. Even things like a basic service can cost much less when you choose an independent. Something else to consider is that there are many independents who specialise, so you’re not necessarily sacrificing any specific know-how or experience with your make of vehicle by choosing them over a dealer.
However you choose to find your next garage, make sure you consider using the Green Garage Network to find the most environmentally friendly choice possible. Not only will you save money getting to the nearest possible garage, but you could also save money by finding the services you need at a much cheaper price than at a dealership. Contact us to find out more.
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