Third-party websites such as Yelp, Angie's List and the Better Business Bureau all provide information about local appliance parts shops. While Angie's List charges a membership fee to access all the information, Yelp and the Better Business Bureau provide information free of charge.
The Better Business Bureau website lets users look up businesses by type, such as appliance service and repair. Those businesses that have paid for BBB accreditation and have passed the BBB's standards for a willingness to resolve customer complaints in a timely manner show up in search results. Each business also has a rating from the BBB on its assigned page, based on customer concern resolution.
Yelp provides a listing of reviews posted by people who have used the business in question. It also provides an average rating on a five-star scale. Angie's List provides more detail than Yelp but not all of it is free.