What to do before that long road trip?
Steve says: “Most definitely, an oil change at a good reputable shop where a real, professional mechanic is. You need a shop where they look your entire car over. Also, don’t go to specialty shops like a tire, brake or auto body shop. It’s far better to go to a good, general mechanic shop.”
What will they check?
Steve says: “They will give a good, thorough check of your vehicle. A quality shop would be able to check hundreds of things at “nearly a glance” that a specialty shop wouldn’t.”
What kind of certification should the shop have?
Steve says: “Look for an ASE-certified shop (stands for Automotive Service Excellence). This certification is issued by the Society of Automotive Engineers.”
If you are at or near the Lake of the Ozarks, call or stop by Gerbig’s Osage Auto Service for excellent, expert service at fair prices.