Places to Get Your Car Repaired Williston ND

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.

The Auto Shoppe, Inc.
(701) 572-0193, 001-2004
612 2nd Street East
Williston, ND
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Christophersons Tin Lizzy
(701) 774-3838
2822 1st Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
Alignment Repair

OK Tire Store Williston
(701) 774-0233
5010 138th Avenue Northwest
Williston, ND
Services
Alignment Repair

Camper Dans RV Repair
(701) 572-6985
6604 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
Trailer Repair,Truck Parts

Horizon Resources
(701) 572-2171
209 Washington Avenue
Williston, ND
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Retail Tire,Gas Stations

Williston RV and Marine
(701) 577-7846
14049 Highway 2
Williston, ND
Services
RV and Camper Repair

Ryan Motors
(701) 577-1111
1212 2nd Street West
Williston, ND
Services
Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Tractor and Equipment CO
(701) 572-8377
14078 W Front Street
Williston, ND
Services
Truck Parts

Tri County Glass
(701) 572-2188
1204 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Duanes Radiator
(701) 572-3075
310 2nd Street West
Williston, ND
Services
Radiator Repair

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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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