Monday, March 14, 2011

Preventative Maintenance

Since mechanics are educated in preventative maintenance, you may find yourself paying a larger bill at 30,000 mile intervals. Not to worry, if your service manager is not recommending preventative maintenance (because he wants to save you money today) he's costing you much more money tomorrow.

Preventative maintenance, such as coolant flushes, can extend the life of your vehicle, and reduce your expense of radiator replacement or even an engine overhaul. Yes, it's really that important! A simple service that could cost as little as $60, could save you $1000 or more in major engine repairs.

In the weeks to come we will continue to educate our customers about preventative maintenance, because we want your vehicles to last as long as you want them to last. A vehicle purchase is considered one of the largest purchases you will ever make. Let us help you protect your investment.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Costly Mistake in Automotive Repair

A costly error that many consumers’ make is signing the service ticket without asking questions. If you are taking your vehicle to a shop you should feel comfortable enough with the shop to ask questions. Regardless, of whether, it’s about price or service.  It’s important to understand the services you are receiving and why your vehicle needs preventative maintenance or repairs.  Understanding the services may increase longevity of the life of your vehicle; because you will be able prevent costly repairs.
As consumers, I am one myself, we feel a little uneasy, when asking too many questions sometimes when we are purchasing a service. Avoiding questions creates an underlying communication issue in the future. Without communication, there is no foundation for long term working relationship.  An automotive shop is not someone you should call on when it’s an emergency, it’s someone you should know you won’t have to call on in an emergency, because they are preventing unexpected emergencies.