Maintenance Matters

June 2013 Issue

Choosing a Shop

Look for competence, effective communication and willingness to provide written estimates before doing any work and evidence of recurrent training for techs.

The time will come when you’re faced with selecting the shop to do the majority of the maintenance on your airplane. Choosing well can mean the difference between a good ownership experience and a level of frustration that causes you to give up on aviation. In this article, we’ll give you suggestions on making your initial search, then how to narrow it down; a list of attributes of professional shops, guidelines for making your selection as well as shop practices that are red flag alerts to avoid.

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