Tips for Choosing a Truck Mechanic

Middleton & Meads Truck Mechanic

Choosing the right truck mechanic will ensure you get the best service so your truck is never out of commission for long.

Your truck is your livelihood, and that means it needs to be well-maintained. If your big rig breaks down you won’t be able to take on any deliveries until the issue is fixed. It’s critical for truck drivers to get proper, quality maintenance and repairs every time they go to the mechanic which means the mechanic needs to be reputable. There are some simple steps you can take to make it easier when choosing a truck mechanic and ensure you the best possible service and quality of parts.

Authorized Parts Distributors

One of the quickest ways to identify a reputable truck mechanic is to find out which manufacturers are partnered with them. A mechanic that is an authorized parts distributor for reputable, high-quality manufacturers are trusted by those companies to perform maintenance and repairs at a level they’re willing to associate their product with. You can usually find a list of companies that they are authorized parts dealers for on their website.

Online Reviews

Online reviews can be a bit of a mixed bag, so it’s important to read through them rather than rely solely on the company’s star rating. Compare what people are saying and take note of both praises and problems that are mentioned repeatedly to help you get a better understanding of the shop and how it operates. A shop that does consistently good work will get consistently good reviews.


Check on the warranty offered by any shops you’re considering. A good mechanic that stands by their work will have a warranty that guarantees any parts and repairs for some time after the work has been completed. If a shop does not offer a warranty, it’s best to avoid them and go elsewhere. If for some reason the repair fails, a warranty will cover the cost of having the repair done again. Without a warranty, a failure won’t be covered and you’ll have to pay to have the same work done twice. Having a repair fail isn’t ideal regardless of the situation, but it adds insult to injury if you have to pay for the mechanic’s mistake because the work wasn’t under warranty.


Need to repair your truck or bus? Contact Middleton & Meads today! Middleton & Meads provides quality truck and bus repair, service, and fleet management for the Baltimore, MD area. We have over 90 years of experience in the trucking industry and will provide you with customer service like you have never experienced before! If you are interested in seeing how we can help your business, give us a call at (410) 752-5588 or visit us online today! For more articles and trucking tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and LinkedIn.