Finding a new car mechanic
March 26, 2009 11:07 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a new car mechanic in Melbourne, Australia and/or tips for finding a reliable one in general...
posted by Silentgoldfish to Travel & Transportation around Melbourne, Australia (4 answers total)
I moved to Melbourne a little while ago and it's coming up time to service my car. Where I used to live I had an awesome mechanic who was honest, blunt, and never felt like he was ripping me off despite my ignorance of most of what makes my car go. He was the kind of guy that when someone else would try and sell me stuff I didn't need he'd tell me if I really did or whether I could get away for another few years with what I already had.
Unfortunantely, he couldn't recommend anyone in Melbourne, and while I found him through word of mouth no-one I know here can recommend anyone similiar.
Any tips or tricks for finding another guy as good (and most importantly, honest), or any direct recommendations?
Thanks in advance!