I Need a Good Mechanic

I need a good mechanic. We've all probably said those words at one time in our lives. But how do you go about finding the best mechanic and one that you can actually trust? We've put together a list of 8 steps that you can take to make your search for a good mechanic successful. Our steps include start looking before you actually need one, ask your friends, search Google reviews, find out who is servicing the big businesses, ask lots of questions, do an honesty test, and test them out with a small job first.

If you are looking for a good mechanic come and see the specialists at Hansma Automotive. Since 1987, Hansma Automotive has been servicing the Kitchener-Waterloo region with high quality auto repair and maintenance. Our loyal customers trust us with their vehicles and so can you. Contact us today to book an appointment to have your tires changed.


Call or Text: 519-748-5533


Read What Our Satisfied Customers Are Saying About Hansma Automotive On Google

Hansma Automotive has many excellent review on Google. Here are just a few samples. To read all of our reviews, click here.

"Great service and friendly people. They have always been able to help me with car repairs and maintenance. When possible they provide options for repairs (different parts or levels of repair), usually followed by great advice for how to proceed. Their loaner car has been a benefit many times when I needed service, but also needed a vehicle. The cleaning service is great to remove all the salt and dirt that builds up from winter driving, I can't believe a 15+ year old car can look new. It's also convenient to have this done at the same place as I get all my other car work done. I will continue to come back for as long as I own a vehicle (probably forever)."
- Nicholas
"Great people! Hansma Automotive have been taking care of my vehicles for four years now. They are friendly and professional, and will take the time to talk cars, even if you don't have an immediate problem for them to fix. They have given good counsel when I have pondered whether to make one more repair or buy another vehicle. They are very well respected in the community."
- Dennis
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How to Find A Great Mechanic

If you are still not convinced that Hansma is the right choice to change your car's tires or carry out any other auto repair need that you may have, follow the tips we have listed below on how to find a great mechanic. We're confident that you will still see that Hansma is your best choice for auto maintenance.

1. Be Prepared - Start Looking Now

Don't wait until you are stranded at the side of the road to start looking for a good mechanic. If you don't know where you want your vehicle serviced, then you'll be at the mercy of your tow truck driver who may pressure you into using a mechanic that he already has an arrangement with. The tow truck driver may benefit financially from this but you probably won't.

2. Ask Your Friends

The best place to find out about a reputable mechanic is from your friends, people you trust. Find out who has had good experiences with mechanics and follow their recommendations.

3. Check Out Google Reviews

Go online to check out the Google reviews for the mechanic. This will help you see what other customers think about them and it will give you a good idea about any possible issues you should be aware of.

4. Find Out Who Services The Big Businesses

Taxis, government vehicles, and company cars all need servicing and you can be sure that these bigger organizations have done their homework in finding a good mechanic to service their vehicles. They all need dependable vehicles and can't afford to have them breaking down.

5. Ask Questions

Interview your mechanic before you decide to have your car repaired there. Find out how long they have been in business, how many years of experience they have, what warranties or guarantees they offer, what certifications they have, what types of parts they use, what vehicles they specialize in, whether estimates free and if they guarantee them, whether they have a free shuttle service, what their labour rates are and if they differ depending on the type of job.

6. Take a Look Around the Shop

Is it full of happy, satisfied customers and smiling mechanics? Are the working areas clean? This can be a sure sign of the quality of the work done.

7. Do An Honesty Test

Take your vehicle in when there is noting wrong with it and see if they come up with a list of repairs that need to be done immediately.

8. Start With Something Small

Take your vehicle in for a something small like an oil change or a tire change. If you are happy with the service, you can try them out on something larger.

The Hansma Service Difference

At Hansma we offer service with a difference. We have worked hard to gain a reputation for honesty and quality work.  You can trust us to only recommend and carry out the repairs that you actually need. We will let you know what you need done and when it should be done. Our customers have come to consider us as their mechanic friend. And as your mechanic friend, we promise to give you top-notch service at reasonable and competitive rates. Click here to meet our friendly team and then contact us today and find out about the Hansma service difference for yourself.


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