There are search engines available that find local mechanics or shops, such as Find a Shop from AutoMD or Shop Locator provided by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) website. Each shop search engine connects to online databases that showcase reviews for each garage, along with their phone number and hours of operation.
In order to use the Find a Shop locator from the AutoMD website, use the following instructions:
- Locate the search engine
- Enter the address
- Compare the results
Find and follow the link on the top menu bar labeled "Find a Shop."
Type in the address and set the mile range to find the closest shops, then click search.
Compare the results from the mechanic shops to see which place will work best.
The ASE Shop Locator uses a similar function, but connects to a larger database of ASE certified mechanics.