Just as choosing your family home and car is no small decision, choosing a quality mechanic you can trust is an important step in taking care of your family and assets. Many people wrongly assume that the dealership mechanic is the best choice to care for your vehicle. We wish we could shout from the rooftops and educate our community on all the reasons why you are being overcharged and under-cared for at the dealership! All we want is to empower vehicle owners to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
Here are six ways we provide a better alternative to dealerships and aim to be the best mechanic for our neighbors and families:
Unlike dealerships that only work on their own makes and models, our ASE-Certified technicians are highly qualified and trained experts on all makes and models. This includes American, Asian, and European models, Hybrids, SUVs and minivans, and even 4x4 service repair. We know Utah families tend to have a variety of vehicles for different purposes - the minivan and SUV to transport the kids, the truck to pull the RV, and the 4x4’s in tow. At Main Street Mechanic, you can bring all your vehicles to us in one place for maintenance, diagnosis, inspections, and repairs!
Dealerships are often booked weeks out. They are slow to get you in, and even once your car is in the shop, they’re often slow to get you out, leaving you without a vehicle for days or even weeks on end. Not only do we get you in and out faster - with same day appointments often available - we also offer a FREE customer shuttle while your car’s in the shop and loaner cars so you’re never inconvenienced by vehicle maintenance and repair.
We never do anything on your vehicle without first educating you on what we found from our inspection, what we would recommend getting done, what it will cost, and why we think it’s important to take care of. If there are multiple services that need done, we’ll prioritize which ones are most important so you can decide what’s best for you. Our goal is to empower our customers with education and direct access to professionals for questions and feedback.
Following up on our last point, we will never upsell you on services you don’t need or pressure you into paying more than you can afford. We give you options and help you decide what’s best for you. We are a no-pressure mechanic and are always working to create a safe, empowering environment for our customers.
We know you’re not an expert on how every vehicle works - and we don’t expect you to be! That’s our job. We make sure to explain what’s going on with your vehicle in terms that you can understand, and we’re always happy to re-explain as many times as we need to help you understand what’s going on with your vehicle and why the service we’re doing is important. We treat all our customers with the utmost respect.
Our 4 year / 50,000 mile warranty is the best in the industry - much better than you’ll get at any dealership. We provide the best warranty in the industry because we stand behind our work. We’ll cover the cost of repairs on the same part we worked on for up to 4 years after the initial repair. Our goal is always to keep your vehicle going as safely as possible for as long as possible.
Next time you’re considering where to take your vehicle or where to refer your family and friends, remember to choose a mechanic that can get you in and out fast, empowers and educates you, respects you, makes vehicle care convenient, and covers their work with a long-term warranty. We fix it right the first time and keep you covered for years to come! Don’t risk one of your family’s most valuable and relied-upon assets. We’re here to help Monday to Friday 7:30 am - 6pm. Call to book your appointment or use our convenient online form. We hope to see you soon!