Your car is a valuable possession. So when it needs routine maintenance, major services or bodywork, don’t just entrust it to anyone. Find a business that is licensed, has experience working on your make and model, quotes a reasonable and accurate price and guarantees its work. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best auto repair in Cleveland so you know where to turn.
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If you need a mechanic in Cleveland, you’ll have no shortage of options. The city has plenty of shops. This makes for good competition, but it can also be overwhelming for the consumer.
Start by considering whether you need maintenance or repair work. Not all shops do both. Maintenance includes routine services recommended by the manufacturer, like changing the oil and oil filter, rotating tires or replacing spark plugs. Repairs fix problems with a vehicle, like frame damage due to an accident.
Select several businesses, and stop by for written estimates so you can compare pricing. While you’re at the shop, try to get answers to these questions:
Do employees have professional certifications? ASE certification, for example, indicates a technician meets high standards for repair and service.
How does the shop look? Is it clean and organized? Do you see cars similar to your own? Does the equipment look maintained and modern?
Is the work guaranteed? A repair shop should stand behind its service and put the guarantee in terms you understand.
How much does auto repair in Cleveland cost?
Your written estimate should clearly explain what services will be performed, what parts are needed (along with their prices) and the charge for labor. Some shops will charge a flat fee for labor, while others will calculate the actual time to complete the job.
Pay attention to the parts listed on the estimate. Ohio law requires the state’s auto repair shops to disclose if they will use nonoriginal equipment manufacturer parts. There are benefits and drawbacks to using these aftermarket products, but they will not void your warranty.
Don’t forget to ask friends, family or anyone else you trust if they have recommendations for auto repair in Cleveland. You can also confidently consider the shops on this page, which are well-reviewed among Cuyahoga County residents.
MasterWorks Automotive is a family-owned shop committed to providing high-quality services at affordable prices. ASE-certified technicians have combined experience of over 60 years working with all makes and models. Loaner cars are available, and parts and labor come with a long-lasting warranty. Customers in Cleveland give hundreds of strong reviews, calling MasterWorks Automotive professional, trustworthy and friendly.
Hasek Automotive Service & Supply
Hasek Automotive Service & Supply has been in Cleveland for over 35 years. ASE-certified technicians work on all types of makes and models and also do classic car restoration. Schedule an appointment online — even for the same day. Cleveland customers like how service advisors thoroughly explain the necessary services and repairs and say prices are fair.
Larchmere Imports is the place to go for maintenance or repairs on your European import. Both Cleveland locations have ASE-certified technicians qualified to perform all types of services, which are covered by an industry-leading warranty. Schedule an appointment online and get a free loaner, or Larchmere Imports will pick up your car and drop it back off once work is complete. Cleveland reviewers highly recommend this business for high-end vehicles.
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