Car Repair Shop Tips you can do to save!
Having a car that abruptly refuses to start one day while you are running off to work, or after a visit to a grocery store after a hot Arizona day -is nothing short of a big pain! Yet, there is nothing you can do except to call roadside assistance for a tow to the nearest auto repair and diagnostics center. And since a “broken car” is never expected or budgeted for, ever car owner needs QUICK work that is as inexpensive as possible.
However, many of us are driving older cars so we have to adjust our hopes accordingly. Based on our experience, here are 3 tips to read to ensure you do not go into debt or have a huge headache when the next car problem occurs!
Get Maintenance Done Somewhat Regularly
We highly suggest that you take your car into us for routine maintenance every 6 months so as to avoid an unexpected breakdown, and to maintain your car warranty. But we also understand our customers’ issues with being too busy, or having budget issues. Our recommendation then is least make sure you get your oil changes done regularly with us! One of the major benefits of going to a general car repair shop for oil (like our shop!) for oil changes is that the mechanics at shops like ours know much more than the average lube shop. When an experienced, highly knowledgeable, certified mechanic does your oil change, he is often checking the entire car to see if anything looks or sounds funny. This means that many problems will be avoided in ADVANCE- which we love doing for our customers!!
De-clutter your Ride
Your car may often be messy and be filled with items that you should get rid before dropping off your car. You do not want to waste labor expenses because the mechanics have to empty your car or back of the truck. Also, please note that one common item we often see forgotten about that should be removed …. is your garage opener!
Demand an Estimate IN ADVANCE
We know that car repairs can be costly, and since often unexpected, are not a positive thing. That being said, a good quality repair shop (like ours again!) will always give our customers a a realistic view of the labor charges and the cost of replacement for the parts before we do the work. Be it an engine repair, fixing the car’s air conditioning, or a steering problem; requiring the estimated charges beforehand is always a good idea.
One of the common compliments we hear about our All Brands Auto team is – not only do we always provide quality estimates and repairs; but also, our guys are specialists at coming in UNDER estimate!! Yes, we really – often save our customers money! If your current shop is not doing this and costing you alot of money or frustration, please require them to offer you an estimate for the parts and labor.. Or another idea is…simplify your life, make your car happier – and stop going there,– instead, come in to see our smiling team, right here in Mesa, for your next oil change or car problem! You will notice the All Brands Auto Repair difference!