Finding quality auto repair may not be easy, but do “qualified, affordable auto technicians” exist? I am here to briefly clarify this subject, considering rip-off shops seam to be many. These places are hiring lube techs, not highly trained and skilled technicians, why? Because it is cheaper all you need is one guy to be master certified, I call it, “damage control”. Hire one tech., so when the lubbers create a wound, master tech. sews it up. Anything job becoming too complicated gets farmed out. Read on.
Depending on the usage and level of dirt that accumulates, the Control cables need to be checked about every 3-4 months. This is simple. Empty the gas tank and remove the Control cable. If it is brown, pour 1/4 ounce of engine oil in the cylinder and pull the starter cord a couple of time to evenly distribute the oil. If the Control cable is black, then it will need to be replaced.
Think about using a mechanic who works from home. If they have rv repair experience they can provide quality work, and they will usually charge you less for labor. The costs will always be much lower.
Auto repair companies do vary in the fees that they charge. Usually, you will be charged for parts and labor. The fee for parts covers the replacements that they need to put into or onto your vehicle. Labor is usually calculated by the hour and can range drastically from one company to the next. Expect labor costs to be high (anywhere from $35 to $75 an hour) and they are non-negotiable. An additional fee that is often charged is a “shop fee.” This covers any rags or miscellaneous supplies that are used in the process of the job. You are not charged per item used, rather, it is a flat fee.
When looking for the perfect auto sales shop, you should consider the kind of services that they offer to see if that is indeed what you are looking for. First is to know what kind of cars do these auto sales shops sell. Do they sell brand new or second hand cars? Second is to know if they do after sales service like auto repairs or air conditioning services to the cars that were bought from them.
Listen to your gut. If you bring your car into the shop and the technician doesn’t seem to be on the up and up, consider going somewhere else. At the very least, the person probably doesn’t care that much about you and your car, and you deserve better service than that.
Coolant Flush – A coolant flush can help restore inadequate PH levels and freezing points of your coolant system. A coolant flush will keep your engine cool, as well as remove any debris that is in your coolant system. A flush usually ranges between $75-$80, which is a lot cheaper than replacing a radiator for $600.