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How To Get The Best Automotive Repair Service

Oct 19, 2007
Just as clear communication between you and your doctor can equal better care for your body, communicating carefully with your mechanic means the best care for your body of your car.

When you think about it, you really know your car better than anyone else. You drive it every day and know how it feels and sounds when everything is right. So do not ignore its warning signals. If something does not feel quite right, be sure to get your car checked out.

The following tips should help you along the way including preventative medicine. Always try to follow the recommended service schedules. Keep a log of all repairs and service.

And check your car for unusual sounds, odors,drips, leaks, smoke, warning lights, changes in acceleration, changes in engine performance, changes in gas mileage, changes in fluid levels,worn tires, belts, hoses, difficulty in handling, braking, steering, and also unusual vibrations can be a cause for alarm.

When there is a problem try to get it looked at as immediately as possible.Write the information or symptoms down to give to your repairman. When did the problem first start?

Exactly when does the problem occur? Is it constant or does it occur now and again? Does the problem happen when the vehicle is cold or after the engine has warmed up? Is the problem noticeable when you accelerate? When you brake? At all speeds? When shifting?

Remember to let the technician diagnose and recommend a remedy, even if you think you already know what the problem is. Plus, it is important not to demand an on the spot diagnosis. The technician needs to thoroughly examine the vehicle before knowing what is really going on.

Always stay involved and try to have good communication with your mechanic. And do not be shy about asking as many questions as you need to understand the problem. Mechanical terminology can be confusing to the layperson. Ask for simple definitions of technical terms you are not familiar with.

It is hard to be patient, as most of us feel completely incapacitated without our vehicles. Make sure you ask to be called and informed of the problem, recommended action, and costs before work begins.

Before you leave, ask about labor rates, guarantees, and what methods of payment are acceptable.

Leave a telephone number where you can be reached.
The information you share with your auto technician will enable him to more easily locate the problem, diagnose it, and repair any damage. Then you and your car will be on the road again.
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