Car Accidents

Why Should I See an Accredited Mechanic After a Crash?

Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm

You will likely need to get your car back on the road as quickly as possible after a car crash. The insurance company may pressure you to go to the cheapest mechanic available. They may even give you incentives. However, that may not be the best idea in all cases. You need to ensure you take your vehicle to a qualified mechanic.

You Can Go to Any Repair Shop You Want

It is common for an insurance company to provide victims of car accidents with a list of auto mechanics to choose from. They want you to use those mechanics because they have a contract with them. The mechanics often provide services and charge the insurance company less than they would an average customer.

However, they charge less because they often take shortcuts and use parts that have been refurbished or used. The repair shops suggested by the insurance company may not safely fix your vehicle.

Instead, you can go to any repair shop you want. You can select an accredited or certified mechanic with a record of providing exemplary service and high-quality workmanship. The insurance company will have to reimburse you or pay for the damages if their insured is at fault.

Why Should You See an Accredited Mechanic?

You should use an accredited mechanic because they are held to a high standard. They worked hard to get their accreditation status and will provide you with exceptional service to keep their positive reputation.

Accredited auto mechanics have studied many different types of cars and engines. They understand the importance of using quality parts and fixing cars right. Although not every accredited person will provide perfect service, you have a better chance of having a positive outcome with a certified mechanic.

What is an ASE Certified Mechanic?

An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanic has proven skills in fixing and maintaining vehicles. They often work at respected shops that have high expectations for their employees. ASE-certified mechanics are also highly knowledgeable about cars and their systems.

How Do Mechanics Obtain this Certification?

ASE mechanics must take a computer-based exam to prove they thoroughly understand many vehicle types and their secondary systems. This includes cars, trucks, and busses as well as what is known as the Core 8:

  1. Engine Repair
  2. Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  3. Manual Drivetrain and Axles
  4. Suspension and Steering
  5. Brakes
  6. Electrical/Electronic Systems
  7. Heating and Air Conditioning
  8. Engine Performance

Individuals who are ASE certified have studied and worked in all these areas of car repair. They have often trained for years to achieve a master of their trade.

ASE Certified Mechanics in the Permian Basin

If you need to find an ASE-certified mechanic, you can search for one on the Blue Seal Shop Locator.

Some ASE Certified Mechanics in the Permian Basin area include:

Kemmy Law Firm does not partner with or guarantee service from any of these locations. However, we can say that they have advertised ASE-certified mechanics who have trained for years to provide superior services.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer to Help Get Your Car Fixed

Although a personal injury lawyer does not typically recommend auto repair mechanics, Kemmy Law Firm does suggest using a certified or accredited repair person. There are many to choose from in the Permian Basin area.

To learn more, call Kemmy Law Firm at 210-750-1019 or use our online contact form to reach out.

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