Places to Get Your Car Repaired Garden City KS

Possibly the most attractive aspect of independent shops is the relationship owners build with their mechanics and service advisors. The atmosphere of small shops provides customers with a reassuring feeling because they know who will be working on their car and who they can go to with questions.

Kansas Forklift Inc
(620) 276-3008
565 N Industrial Dr
Garden City, KS
Services
Industrial Vehicle Repair

Diamond C Auto Glass
(620) 275-8000
4375 E Highway 50, # E
Garden City, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Engine Repair

Garys Glass Service
(620) 276-8645
1916 Buffalo Jones Avenue
Garden City, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Solar Control Glass Tinting
(620) 275-7861
2305 N Vfw Road
Garden City, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Engine Repair

Oasis Car Wash Enterprise
(620) 272-0050
1621 E Kansas Plaza
Garden City, KS
Services
Truck Detailing

Carquest Auto Parts
(620) 275-9221
1204 Taylor Plaza East
Garden City, KS
Services
Truck Service Station,Truck Detailing

Sound Decision
(620) 271-7446
1012 W Mary Street
Garden City, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Audio and Video Installation

Garden City Power Sports
(620) 277-2534
2915 W Mary Street
Garden City, KS
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Radiator City
(620) 275-0177
313 N Vfw Road
Garden City, KS
Services
Radiator Repair

Marvs Garage
(620) 276-8309
509 N Main Street
Garden City, KS
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Mufflers Repair

Places to Get Your Car Repaired

Who Do You Turn to If Your Dealer Can't Fix a problem? By Brian Alexander, Content Editor

Sometimes, a car dealer isn't the best place to go for repairs . A common misconception is that a dealer is hands down the expert when it comes to make-specific service, and that they have complete access to the nearly unlimited resources and technical knowledge of the manufacturer.

In reality, car dealers aren't a direct extension of manufacturers - they are franchised points of sale that operate under their own management. As such, your dealer may have higher labor rates than local specialists, or less background knowledge of older, low-volume models.

Independent manufacturer-certified mechanics are the best alternative to dealer technicians. Manufacturers offer training courses to both dealer and independent mechanics, meaning any independent manufacturer-certified mechanic can be as knowledgeable as his dealer counterpart.
Some independent shops are owned by former dealer mechanics who have since broken off to start their own businesses. Many of these shops specialize in either specific makes or types of cars (for example, a Japanese specialty shop), and have excellent technical knowledge in their area of expertise.

"Just because a technician doesn't work for a dealer doesn't mean they aren't properly trained for a certain make. Many independent mechanics are former dealer employees, and are fully manufacturer-certified," says Tony Beal, a Service Representative with Euro Motorcars in San Francisco.

Many independent shops also hold Automotive Service Excellence credentials, which ensure that they are kept up to date with the latest repair advances and techniques. While A.S.E. practices tend to be less make-specific in their nature, mechanics with this certification are guaranteed to have an excellent working knowledge of automotive maintenance practices and technologies. Furthermore, knowledgeable, multiple-make shops are convenient for people who own more than one make of car.

Possibly the most attractive aspect of independent shops is the relationship owners build with their mechanics and service advisors. The atmosphere of small shops provides customers with a reassuring feeling because they know who will be working on their car and who they can go to with questions.

"Small shops provide a direct point of contact to customers. I know most of my customers by not only on a first name basis, but by car, model and year," assures Beal. "My customers benefit from scheduling flexibility, ease of contact and price breaks that they would not receive at a large dealer, in my opinion. Plus, my reputation is on the line. If I mess something up, they know exactly who to blame."

If you don't have the option of going to a dealer or prefer the increased level of interaction offered by smaller shops, manufacturer-certified mechanics are an excellent choice.

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