Our mechanics here at Executive Automotive are specially trained in foreign auto repair and service for all foreign cars no matter the make or model. With passing time, automotive technology has seen massive improvements. The average age of vehicles has increased significantly and is almost 11 years now according to R.L. Polk’s market research.
With the average car age increasing, people have started to reconsider trading in their older cars for newer models. While this is completely understandable, the problem is some people do not even bother to get their regular repairs or maintenance done as often as they should.
Everybody wants to save costs but avoiding the basic maintenance of your car isn’t the way to go.
The director of Automotive Repair at AAA, John Nielsen, believes despite the average age of cars increasing, the need for regular maintenance of cars cannot be emphasized enough. If you really are looking to save money, getting regular maintenance will save you from a lot of costly repairs.
Here is a look at some of the do’s and don’ts when you are dealing with your auto mechanic for the repairs and maintenance of your vehicle.
Don’t Drop Off Dirty Cars
One thing you should never do is to drop off your car at the mechanic’s shop in a dirty condition.
You are paying the professional to give you the best quality of maintenance and repair, not clean your car.
Cleaning up your car before having the mechanic take a look at the problems will enable the mechanic to do their best work. Removing any excess clutter is also helpful.
Do Properly Communicate
When you take your car to the mechanic, both your lives will be a lot easier if you can properly communicate the problem. If you are not very good with keeping your thoughts together while you are talking, try writing it all down.
Any odd sounds, leaks, smells and the regularity with which the problems occur – you need to let the mechanic know so they can focus on finding the source of these problems and fix them.
Don’t Hover Over the Mechanic
We understand you value your vehicle. Explain the problem to the mechanic so they can diagnosis the problem, then leave them to get the work done. Hovering over their heads and asking questions while they work is frankly distracting, annoying and dangerous.
These might seem simple but they can create a world of difference when it comes to getting the repair and maintenance of your car done properly.
Follow the dos and don’ts of dealing with your auto mechanic and let the professionals do their job in peace. This way, they will do a very good job and you can take your car out of the mechanic’s shop knowing your car is a-okay and safe for you to drive.