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At Pat McGrath Kia, you’ll find we have an excellent assortment of new and pre-owned vehicles, and treat our customers with care. Here at your local Kia dealership in Hiawatha, our service department is dedicated to getting you the best customer service. We have affordable repair and maintenance service, and a huge inventory of parts. We know how to deliver superior and dependable auto repairs — but would you know how to recognize that you’re being scammed? Repair shops are often the bread and butter of auto dealerships, and many will use less-than-reputable tactics to get you paying more than you should. With these few tips, you’ll be able to spot dodgy mechanics a mile away.

Know What to Look For

With costs determined by parts and labor, it can be hard to determine if a service center is overcharging you — but you can figure out what body shops other auto experts endorse.

As cars are wont to do, let’s say some part or component has failed and now it’s time to take it to a dealer. How do you know if you’re getting a competent repair shop? There are ways to find out:

  • Bureau of Automotive Repair keeps records of if a shop has a license to repair autos as well as any complaints about the service.
  • Auto Club has a recommendation list for repair shops. Check other independent organizations.
  • Visit the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, or ASE. They organize volunteer testing and certification of auto technicians. Shops that have the “Blue Seal of Approval” will have it displayed throughout the facility.
  • Also, there are technicians that are useful in all areas, and they are called Master Technicians. A high-quality shop will have at least one person with this title employed.

Come to McGrath Kia for Repair and Maintenance!

When it comes to your vehicle, we know you want the best service; that’s why you should trust our certified technicians to handle your vehicle with care and love. It’s important to us to use authentic Kia parts to keep your vehicle running in top condition. And best of all, when you let us fix all your maintenance problems, you’ll find no scams here. We’re conveniently located at 1020 N Center Point Rd in Hiawatha. Click here for directions and hours.