How to Find the Perfect Mechanic

How to Find the Perfect Mechanic

People in Jonesville count on their vehicles to take them where they need to go. Driving is incredibly important to Surry County residents. Whether driving is our profession, we work in Winston-Salem, or we tour the foothills visiting family and helping our neighbors, we expect our cars to take us many miles each day. When we are not working, our vehicles bring us to local hiking trails, mountain biking areas, or to the river for fishing and kayaking. We need our automobiles to be well-maintained at all times, and we want to make sure we can find a trustworthy mechanic.


Sometimes finding a mechanic you can trust feels like searching for a family doctor or pediatrician. If you have an emergency, you don't mind being fixed up by whoever gets to you first at the ER. However, when it comes to the person who will care for you and your family, you know it has to be someone you can trust to provide you the thoughtful truth every time. Similarly, if you break down out-of-town, you may have to be towed to the first available shop. But for your ongoing vehicle maintenance, you want to make sure your mechanic is looking out for you without trying to sell you what you don't need. In this article, we want to help car owners find their perfect trustworthy mechanic.

How to Find the Perfect Mechanic

1) Presentation Matters

While a mechanic’s primary responsibility is maintaining your vehicle; however, keeping a clean and orderly facility matters as well. You can probably tell a lot about the business from the emphasis placed on cleaning and organization. There is, of course, a lot of dirty components for vehicles, but at Jody’s Automotive we work hard to make sure we provide a pleasing aesthetic while you’re in our shop. If you are sitting and waiting for your vehicle to be repaired, you should have the opportunity to be comfortable and enjoy clean facilities.  

2) Many Vehicles Can Now Go Beyond 3,000 Miles Between Oil Changes

Some shops may insist your vehicle’s oil should be changed every 3,000 miles, but many can go more like 5,000 to 7,500 miles. We service all makes and models of vehicles and will make sure you know exactly how often your oil should be changed.

3) Beware of Being Constantly Sold Things

It is often a stereotype of auto maintenance shops that often upsell vehicle maintenance that may not necessarily be needed. At the same time, you want to be able to trust your mechanic to identify potential issues about which you might not be aware. At Jody’s Automotive, we make sure we only sell you what you need so you can keep your car on the road.

4) Speed is Good But Thoroughness is Better

Everyone wants to get in and get out as quickly as possible; however, if your mechanic is so busy that you feel like the time is constantly ticking down until they need to get you out, important repair needs may be overlooked. You want your mechanic to be efficient but thorough.

5) Watch Out for Deep Discounts

If the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We take care of our customers and may offer specials, but it is important for us to ensure our prices are always fair.

6) Follow Testimonials

When searching for a trusted mechanic, one of the best things you can do is gather referrals from friends and read testimonials. Our customers have written many kind words about service at our shop.

7) Go with Your Gut

Sometimes, the best thing you can do once you have completed your research is to trust your instincts. If you feel like you are being taken advantage of, and do not feel like your mechanic is listening to you, it may be time to try another shop. It is important for us to make sure your vehicle is running well, and you feel confident in it and us. We will listen to your concerns and do everything in our power to make sure you are comfortable with the process.

Locally owned and operated, Jody’s Automotive offers full-service oil changes, power steering checks, radiator service, air conditioning repair, transmission services, fleet service, and more. We are committed to keeping your vehicle running better, longer! We are your trusted mechanics in the Jonesville area. Contact Jody's Automotive or bring your beloved vehicle by the shop for the highest quality vehicle maintenance.