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How to Communicate Your Problem to Your Mechanic

How to Communicate Your Problem to Your Mechanic

If your car broke down unexpectedly, and you had to get it towed to the nearest repair shop, you might feel like you’re at their mercy. It can be hard to tell if they’re ripping you off, but there are some signs to watch out for. Let’s look at some ways you can avoid getting jipped by your local auto repair shop. Preventative, scheduled, and routine maintenance is a big key, but there are other things you can do after the fact, too. Ensure clear communication throughout the entire process A lot of misunderstandings can happen between mechanics and car owners because of simple miscommunication. There are some awesome mechanics out there, and they have no intention of ripping you off. The problem is that they’re not that great at communication or business. The major reason that people feel like they got ripped off is because of the technician fixed a problem that they did not take the car in for. You need to be very clear with the mechanic and ma ... read more

Common Issues with Jaguar Automobiles that Need Repair

Common Issues with Jaguar Automobiles that Need Repair

We’re going to look at some of the common problems with popular Jaguar car model. The model, the Jaguar X-type, is a truly quintessential Jaguar model. It was a compact executive car built and marketed from 2001 to 2009. It is the smallest of the whole range of Jaguar models. It was advertised and marketed in wagon/estate and sedan/saloon variants. The Jaguar X-type was based on the Ford Mondeo. These are the biggest problems to look out for when purchasing a used X-type car. Trouble with the indicator On some of the cars manufactured from 2001 to 2002, there were issues reported with the indicators. The external indicator can break, but the interior light will just keep flashing. That is against the law. Sensor trouble Some of the cars built between February and March of 2004 ahd trouble with their sensors. The issue could result in surprising and uneven application of the brakes. Brake issue Some of the cars built betwe ... read more

Things a Specialized BMW Repair Shop Should Have

Things a Specialized BMW Repair Shop Should Have

Don’t spend unnecessary time taking your BMW to a standard repair shop. Let’s look at some things a specialized BMW repair shop should have: #1. BMW-Specific Parts. This one is kind of a no-brainer, but it’s included here to remind you that not all car repair shops have BMW parts on hand. It can save you a lot of time by going straight to a BMW repair shop versus going to a regular repair shop. Why should you have to wait longer for the parts to come in? High-line specialty imports are made of very unique parts that are distinct from generic brands. It’s important that you get the exact pieces to keep your BMW in the best condition possible. #2. Expertly trained technicians. BMW is different from any other vehicle. The mechanics you use have to have specialized and up-to-date training. There is nothing worse than taking your car in for repair and then finding out you have to take it back in shortly after getting it h ... read more

Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Repair Your Own Import Cars

Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Repair Your Own Import Cars

If you own an imported vehicle, you might think that a car is a car and that if you can repair an American vehicle, you can repair your own imported car. Not so fast. When you buy an imported vehicle that is manufactured by a car company that doesn’t have an American factory, you might be getting in over your head. We’re not just talking about imported parts that may be hard to find in your part of the country but we’re also talking about potential design issues that you might run a foul of and you might end up making things worse. Here are the four reasons why you shouldn’t repair your import cars. As much as possible take your car to an auto repair service that specializes in particular manufacturers. Otherwise you might just be creating unnecessary headaches for yourself. You have to remember: bad auto repairs can cause an arm and a leg to fix later on. New Technology Depending on the particular car manufacturer, your car might have a lot o ... read more

The Four Hallmarks of a Quality Auto Repair Shop

The Four Hallmarks of a Quality Auto Repair Shop

It’s very easy to conclude that once you’re seen one auto repair shop you’ve seen them all. Seriously, most of them are hard to tell apart. Many of them have the same equipment. Many of them basically have the same people wearing the same kind of outfit. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all repair shops are pretty much the same. This is trap because if you pick the wrong auto repair shop to entrust car to, it can lead to a serious headache. I don’t care if you have a Ferrari, a Maserati, or a Toyota Tercel. If you pick the wrong auto repair shop, you’re basically buying into a long series of headaches that continue to give with time. There’ve been many cases of people going to the wrong shop and the people fixing their car really screwed things up so badly that they basically ended up buying new cars results to a lot of litigation, results to a lot of unnecessary headache and drama. To avoid all that, you really need t ... read more

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