Originally Posted by topsites
I do agree, anybody won't do.
Other times I take a chance, that works as well but in some cases such as if you may
have reached your frustration limit this might not be such a good idea.
What I have found over the years it is best not to just go out and find whoever,
but instead try talking to friends and family (maybe a good neighbor or a trusted
co-worker) to see if there's someone they can recommend.
As a rule, I only use folks who have been recommended.
I Just wanted to suggest looking around. Some guy who has never worked in a shop, never had any sort of training other then a small engine mechanics class in high school taught by a teacher that had never had any formal training just does not cut it. You will find some really good backyard shops but you will also find some really bad ones that can cost you more in the long run. But you also have dealerships that should not be touching equipment...