2 Important Things To Look For When Hiring Someone To Repair Your Work Truck

You rely on your work truck to keep you on the road every day, which is why it's important to make sure you know exactly who works on it whenever it needs a tune-up or repairs. Sure, having your neighbor do the work might save you some money.

But just because they've worked on their own cars before doesn't mean that they have the experience and knowledge that a professional does. And without professional experience, that neighbor could do more damage than harm. So, here's what to look for when hiring someone to repair your truck to ensure that the work is done safely and properly.

1. Accreditation

To ensure that the truck repair technician you hire knows what they're doing, they should have graduated from an accredited mechanic school and received ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. ASE certifications are designed to prove that mechanics have the education and hands-on experience to perform within industry standards and regulations.

Having a standard ASE certification means that a mechanic completely understands how to care for every aspect of a vehicle including the:

  • Engine and Transmission
  • Drive Train
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Electrical Computers and Components

The service provider you hire should also have a master ASE certification for trucks. This secondary certification means that the technician has in-depth knowledge about the unique and specific care requirements that small, mid-size, and large trucks require. With these certifications in hand, you can have peace of mind in knowing that your service provider knows how to properly inspect, repair, and maintain your work truck.

2. An Official Shop

It's also a good idea to hire a person to repair your truck who owns and maintains an official workshop. Without a workshop, your truck will stay exposed to the elements while it's being worked on which could damage the paint or other aesthetic parts of the vehicle.

And without having access to a shop, chances are that your service provider would not have the capability to store all the tools they might need to properly repair your truck. Make sure that when you drop your truck off for repairs, you're dropping it off at an official workshop, whether that workshop is located on a commercial or personal property.

By keeping these considerations in mind, you shouldn't have a problem identifying and hiring a truck repair technician who can meet all of your needs and expectations when all is said and done. Contact a company like Downtown Garage & Auto Body for more information and assistance.