Places to Get Your Car Repaired Great Bend 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.

Express Lube
(620) 792-1870
2805 10th St
Great Bend, KS
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Jerry's Repair
(620) 793-5461
5801 Anchor Way
Great Bend, KS
 
Paul's Automotive & Performance
(620) 793-6007
1411 22nd St
Great Bend, KS
 
El Ranchero Auto Sales
(620) 792-3357
2400 10th St
Great Bend, KS
 
Becker Tire and Treading, Inc.
(620) 793-5414
904 Washington
Great Bend, KS
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Front End Repair, Machine Shop Service, Radiator Repair, Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat:7:30 am-12:00 am
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

G-B Tires Inc
(620) 792-2564
2901 10th St
Great Bend, KS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Murphy Truck Repair Inc
(620) 792-6595
P O Box 1427
Great Bend, KS
 
Hugos Repair Service
(620) 793-8740
258 2nd Street, # A
Great Bend, KS
Services
Engine Repair

Bentley & Associates Inc
(620) 793-3874
P O Box 1868
Great Bend, KS
 
Auto Connections
(620) 792-5770
1720 Main St
Great Bend, KS
 

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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