Our mission here at Mechanic Base is to provide you with the highest-quality, most accurate, and engaging content for free to our readers. This editorial policy and guidelines page describes the principles and standards that guide our process for creating and publishing content.
1. Accuracy and Fact-checking
We are committed to providing accurate and reliable information here at Mechanic Base. All our articles are written and verified by industry experts with extensive knowledge. All content must be thoroughly fact-checked, and sources must be reputable and verifiable. In case of any factual errors, corrections will be promptly issued, and a note will be added to the article. If you have any complaints, you can find more information on our Complaints Policy Page.
2. Originality and Plagiarism
All our content must be original and created by our team of writers and contributors. Plagiarism in any form is strictly prohibited. Proper attribution to sources is mandatory, and any quotes or excerpts must be clearly cited. Even if we trust our writers, we always use various tools to verify the originality of the content before publishing.
3. Ethical Standards
We follow a strict code of ethics in our content creation process. We are always respecting privacy and obtaining proper consent when featuring individuals in articles. We handle sensitive topics with care and empathy. When it comes to sensitive topics that could cause harm, we always take even more steps and do even more extensive research and fact-checking before publishing any content. We also avoid any form of discrimination or offensive language based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.
4. Content Style And Tone
We always aim to write our content in a clear, engaging, and accessible style suitable for our target audience. The tone may vary based on the subject matter and depending on the writer’s own style, but will always be professional and respectful.
We strive to present information without bias or undue influence. Our content should not be influenced by advertisers or partners. Any potential conflicts of interest will be disclosed transparently, and if we have any affiliate links in the content to our partners, it will clearly be stated above the content.
We are committed to full transparency in all aspects of our business. This includes disclosing any conflicts of interest, affiliations, or financial interests related to our content.
6. Content Categories
We mainly focus on writing automotive repair articles, but we also cover a wide range of other automotive topics, including buying and selling guides, reviews, and driving tips. Each category adheres to the same high editorial standards outlined in this document, and we always use a writer with expertise in the suggested content category.
We respect and take the copyright law very seriously and will only use media that we have the legal right to use. This includes images and videos. Proper licenses and permissions will be stated when necessary.
8. User Generated Content and Comments
We have a comments section below many articles here on Mechanic Base, and we encourage constructive and respectful discussion. Moderation will always occur before any comment is accepted to ensure compliance with our community guidelines. Hate speech, spam, or any form of harassment is not tolerated.
9. Corrections and Updates
Although we have strict fact checks before any article is published, we are humans and there is always a small risk of finding errors. If an error is discovered in our content, it will be corrected promptly and transparently. If you have any complaints about our content, you can reach us at our contact page.
Things in the world will change all the time, and the automotive industry is no exception. Therefore, we always strive to keep our content fresh and up-to-date as things change. To know when the content was updated, you can check the date it was last updated above each article.
Feedback and Contact
If you have any concerns or other questions about our content or content policy, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also find more contact information on our contact page.
This editorial policy and guidelines page serves as a foundation for maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity of our content here at Mechanic Base. By following these principles, we strive to provide our readers with an accurate, valuable, and reliable automotive resource now and in the future.