When you don’t have a good referral from a friend and you need your vehicle transmission looked at, what is the best way to find a really good transmission repair shop that won’t rip you off?
You should look for their reviews online.
We will use Pro Transmission in Glendale AZ as an example.
First off they have set up their Yelp page so people can leave a review and also learn more about them.
Yelp has a very large audience and is probably the second most trusted site behind Google My Business or possibly Angie’s list for customer reviews.
Another good review site is the Yellow Pages online.
They have both free listings and paid ads. Please note that businesses who purchase ads from them are spending at least $400 per moth to be at the top.
My recommendation is to always go through the reviews and don’t just trust the business who is at the top of the list.
Manta.com is another site to use during your research. Manta allows for reviews from consumers and also gives you a quick over view of approx. how many people work at the business and what their yearly amount of sales volume is.
Yahoo Local has changed recently and it appears that it gets review from Yelp instead of having their own review mechanism. You can still, as a business, set up your own Yahoo Local page through their dashboard.
Foursquare is an interesting website.
People check in as they are actually live at the business.
They can also leave reviews and comments about the business. I believe their friends are notified when they check in at a business so you could see some viral traffic to your business if you encourage people to check in when they visit you.
Finally YouTube is a good website to look for videos from the transmission repair shop and also for video reviews.
The bottom line is, online reviews should really help you find a good transmission repair shop no matter which city you live in.
trust what other people say who have used the business before you.