(COSTA MESA, Aug. 25, 2011) — Fitzgeralds Auto Care Center, owned by Dan LaRose, has earned certification as an Automobile Club of Southern California Approved Auto Repair facility. The certification means the repair facility, at 2066 Placentia Ave., has met the Auto Club's strict AAA-Approved Auto Repair Program criteria for technician certification and customer satisfaction. Auto Club approved shops also offer a wide range of automotive services and are equipped with the high-tech equipment needed to repair today's sophisticated vehicles.
"The Approved Auto Repair program examines all aspects of a repair shop's operation and awards approval to only the best shops in the business," said Dave Skaien, the Auto Club’s Approved Auto Repair Program Development Manager. "Typically, only one out of three shops we evaluate receives certification approval on the first attempt."
Any motorist can look to the Auto Club's Approved Auto Repair logo as an assurance of the facility's reliability, but Auto Club members get extra benefits from approved shops. AAA members receive a free maintenance inspection upon request in conjunction with any other paid service. Additionally, many AAA Approved Auto Repair shops participate in the AAA Show Your Card & Save program, providing discounts on repair and maintenance to AAA members. A listing of approved shops is at AAA.com/Repair.
These benefits are listed on an Auto Club poster displayed in every Auto Club–approved shop. They include free inspections when a member's vehicle is in the shop for any paid repair and a minimum 12-month/12,000 mile warranty. Auto Club members also get guaranteed written estimates, return of replaced parts on request and Auto Club-mediated repair dispute–arbitration.
Fitzgeralds Auto Care Center can be reached by calling (949) 548-8877.