Owning a car is no longer a luxury, especially if your typical day is activity filled. Activity filled may mean going to school, work, shopping, or running errands. Just like anything else human-made, cars get subjected to wear and tear, which in worst cases can be fatal. If not fatal car accidents can lead to severe or minor injuries and psychological issues.

Several professionals are specially trained to help you get over a car accident successfully. A well trained and qualified Portland car accident attorney will help you handle a legal aspect of your case if it takes that turn. Their primary purpose is to ensure that you are served justice and that you are not manipulated in any way.

On the other hand, a qualified mechanic’s primary purpose is to ensure that mechanical problems do not result in an accident. The following are the qualities you should look out for when looking for a mechanic that will serve you best.

  1. Honesty

A dishonest mechanic has the potential of exposing you to a lot of danger besides charging you for no work done. Dishonesty involves lies about installations that are actually not done. Such mechanics can also use substandard spare parts and assure you that everything was done right. Such cases have been found to result in severe injuries if not leading to fatal crashes.

An honest mechanic will prioritize your safety on the road as a driver and for your passengers alike. They can achieve this by being honest about your car’s problem and advice you on what to do. If you give them the green light to do the repair or servicing works, they will not in any way use substandard equipment or parts.

  1. Trained

A mechanic that is not qualified or partially trained will expose you to all manner of danger while driving and to your passengers as well. In most cases, these people are clueless about the risks their negligence might cause. Their primary motivation is your money, and they might even replace what needs not to be replaced and ignoring what needs to be worked on.

A trained mechanic will not only ensure that they give your money’s worth but do what needs to be done. A good example is when serving your vehicle, a lot of expertise will be required to identify even the slightest mistake. These mechanics usually have certifications and licenses from the relevant bodies and authorities.

  1. Embraces technology

The days where mechanics would rely on their sight and touch to identify and diagnose car problems are long gone. Application of technology will help detect even the slightest flaws in your vehicle. Besides computerized diagnosing of car problems, the technology will also make the repairs if need be installations speedy.

  1. Good customer service

This is very important to you as a client. You want a mechanic that is friendly to you as well as one that is patient with you. That will help you to work together as a team. Excellent customer service does not end with you leaving the shop happy and content. A mechanic that calls you often to check on you and the state of your car is a mechanic worth keeping.