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How to Choose a Good and Reliable Garage

Your car is a vital component of your day-to-day life, needed for even the simplest tasks, such as commuting to work, visiting family, making appointments and doing the weekly shop. It is no surprise, therefore, that we all want the best care for our vehicles. However, research conducted by Which? has shown that many garages aren’t conducting their work to the standard that they should be, often missing big faults or even overcharging for their work. With this in mind, the team here at Citroen-Peugeot Specialists have put some tips together to help you choose a reliable garage.

Find Specialists in Your Brand of Car

Different brands of cars function in different ways, and the fault on your car might be a common problem for your car brand. By going to specialists in your manufacturer rather than a jack of all trades mechanic, you’re ensuring that your vehicle is cared for by a team that know the ins and outs of the system and have the most training and equipment to deal with the problem your car is having.

As specialists in French manufacturers, look no further than Citroen-Peugeot Specialists for an expert servicing of your Citroen, Peugeot or Renault vehicle.

Look for Reviews and Recommendations

The best publicity for a good garage is usually word of mouth. Ask friends and family or look online for recommendations and positive reviews to make sure that your chosen garage is living up to the claims it is making. Focus on reviews and recommendations from people who have the same car manufacturer as you to really get an idea of how well the garage can deal with your car in particular.

Only Use Fully Qualified Mechanics

Only ever entrust your vehicle to fully qualified and certified mechanics. Letting untrained workers near your car can worsen the problem, or even create more faults with your car, making it a health risk to yourself and to other drivers.

Look for Work Guarantees

A garage that has confidence in the quality of their mechanics’ work will offer a full guarantee on any work carried out on the vehicle, so always ask if they are offering one.

Here at Citroen-Peugeot Specialists, we offer a full guarantee on our work on all types of vehicle, tyre, exhaust or brake.

Ask for a Quote

Ask for an estimation on the work and compare it to other garages’. Instantly rule out any garages that are quoting well above the average as it is probable they are trying to overcharge you. At the same time, be wary of any garage that offers you an unusually low quote. Either this garage won’t carry out the work to the right standard, or they’ll charge you a much higher price when it is time to collect payment.

Convenient Opening Hours

Finally, look for a garage that is suitable for your schedule. It is no good opting for a garage that has very short working hours as it will make it difficult for you to get an appointment, especially one that will also work with your schedule!

Citroen-Peugeot Specialists is open six days a week to allow our customers flexibility in their scheduling.

Citroen-Peugeot Specialists have over 32 years of focused experience in dealing with French cars, meaning there’s no problem we won’t have seen before. All of our fully trained mechanics are dedicated to providing a thorough servicing of your car, so you can be confident that your vehicle will be in the best possible condition when it leaves our lot. For more information on our services, or to make an appointment, you can find our contact details here.

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