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Don't Be Afraid To Talk To Your Mechanic — He Wants To Help Keep You Safe On The Road

How to talk with your mechanic about your car repair needs.

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No matter the reason for taking your vehicle to the mechanic, the idea of even stepping foot into the repair shop brings as much dread as the doctor or dentist for some Northern Virginia motorists. But that should never be the case, your auto mechanic is there to help and only wants to provide the best service possible — at least that is how it works at Wiygul Automotive Clinic.

Clear communication is important when talking with your mechanic. While we sometimes tend to describe noises with phonetic sounds (it's making a “gggrrrrrreeeee” noise when I turn), sometimes that is all it takes to convey the message and other times it is not. Try to convey more than the sound your car makes and describe it instead as “a grinding noise coming from the front tire on the passenger side when I turn right.” That brief description can make a huge difference when trying to identify car troubles for your mechanic..

Preparing for your visit to the mechanic in Fairfax Station, VA is half of the battle. The other half is developing a trusting relationship with the mechanic before you ever leave your car there. Discuss the problem with the mechanic and make sure you understand what he is saying as well. Be sure to ask questions and ask the mechanic to show you if possible. Many people are visual learners and looking under the hood with the mechanic may make all the difference in the world.

A good mechanic doesn't balk or hesitate when you ask questions about upcoming repairs on your car. Instead, he wants to know you understand the repairs he will be making, especially since you are paying the bill when the job is done. If you don't feel comfortable with a particular mechanic, ask to speak to someone else or even the manager for a second opinion.

For all of your auto mechanic needs, contact our trustworthy and dependable mechanics at Wiygul Automotive Clinic. Serving Burke VA, Fairfax Station VA, Clifton VA, Fairfax City VA and Springfield VA, our mechanics are professionally trained and evaluated, ensuring the job is done correctly the first time.

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