How do you know what questions to ask when you need auto repair services? Here are a few tips that will help to know what to ask and why you should ask:
1. Estimate: Get an estimate of how much the auto repair will cost. The shop should give you a list of what parts the vehicle needs, how much time it will take to fix, and how much labor costs per hour. This will give you an idea of how much to budget for the repairs. If it is more than the amount you can pay at one time, ask what the minimum would be to make the vehicle safe or operational. There may be a way to take the vehicle back for additional repairs later.
2. Warranties: Ask the mechanic what parts they will use and if they have a warranty. The warranty is to replace the part if it fails before it expires. Some parts have a guarantee that covers only a portion of the cost of the part. Be sure to read how it will be replaced and if there will be any additional costs. Many mechanics will show you why the part needed to be replaced. It is a good way to learn about your vehicle
3. Time: Make sure to ask how long the job will take to complete. If it will take a couple of days, you want to make sure that you have arrangements made ahead of time for transportation.
The mechanics that provide auto repair services are there to help you. Ask questions about things you do not know about the auto repair. Check to see if the garage has any specials and take advantage of savings on oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and other discounted services.
Don't forget to ask the right questions about auto repair? Consult our ASE Certified Technicians at TLC Auto Care for more information about our auto repair services and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves vehicle owners in Kirkland, WA and surrounding areas.