What To Know Before You Visit An Auto Repair Shop


You don’t have to know that much about cars, as long as you know the rules of car repair. Here are some key pieces of knowledge that will smooth your ride.

Here are 5 Ways to Find a Trustworthy Mechanic…

  • AAA-certified auto repair facilities: AAA-approved shops are required to offer members a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty on their work. Their estimates are guaranteed. And if you still have a problem, AAA will investigate your claim and resolve it. Use the link above or visit AAA.com to find a member mechanic in your area.

  • Automotive Service Association:: Another source of shops is the Automotive Service Association, ASA. It’s a voluntary membership organization. When shops join, they pledge to uphold high ethical standards.

  • Automotive Service Excellence: This organization tests mechanics’ knowledge and recognizes “Blue Seal” shops, where most of the mechanics have earned their ASE certificate. Just be sure the individual tech you work with has earned certification in the type of repair you are getting.

  • Better Business Bureau: If a shop joins the Better Business Bureau, that’s no guarantee they’re good, but it means they have pledged to uphold a code of ethics and if you have a problem, the BBB will mediate for you.

  • CarTalk: Click and Clack have retired, but their hilarious talk show “Car Talk” continues. Car Talk listeners swap mechanic referrals with each other and there are now more than 30,000 listings on the show’s website, so you can check out what your fellow customers are saying. Just be sure to read between the lines in case shops have reviewed themselves!

Another great, and probably the best way is to look at google reviews.  These are reviews from real people, ones who have been to the repair facility, had work done, and went the extra mile to write that review.  Finding a trustworthy mechanic is difficult, but once you find one you like, you should always stick with the same one, build a relationship, and feel safe leaving your car in the hands of experts.  

ICC Collision Center has built a reputation as a top level service center for your auto body needs.

We offer services for not only accident victims, but all autobody needs such as towing services, vehicle replacement service, and automotive collision repair services.  We also specialize in automobile damage claims support. The company also provides a wide variety of added value programs for it’s client base. ICC Collision Centers operates collision repair centers in 7 locations providing services to its customers, insurance partners and affiliated new car dealers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

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ICC Collision Centers

3131 Standard Avenue

Santa Ana, California

(855) 348-1309