09 Jan What to take into account when choosing a car service
In Soviet times, when there were few car service stations (STO), the problem of choosing a car service did not exist. Today the picture is different – car services, one hundred, official and private at every step. Advertising on the radio, in newspapers, on the Internet, on banners introductively offers the next car repair and maintenance services. A large number of offers are good for car owners, because there is an opportunity to choose an offer affordable in price. But, on the other hand, how to make the right choice?
In different car services, prices for the same spare parts and services can vary greatly, while quality does not always suffer at a low price. It is worth noting that representatives of large concerns of well -known brands of cars will be lower, and the quality will be high, which is explained by direct supplies. Such large enterprises are responsible for the quality of the services provided.
A slightly different picture is formed when it comes to small car services, which are often located in specially equipped garages. Here masters do not always have an appropriate education and qualification. Such car service workshops are mainly engaged in minor repairs – oil replacement, tire work, insignificant body and suspension repair, tire swing. In the event of any complaints, to prove the guilt of the contractor and recover damages in such car services will be much more difficult.
It is advisable to take into account all the facts above, starting to choose a suitable car service. First you need to collect all the available information about workshops, one hundred, large and small car company service firms. Sources of information can be advertisements, official sites (go to the site of one of the best car services with which you have to work), forums, recommendations of acquaintances. Attention should be paid to the reviews left by users on the Internet. After processing primary information, firms with services at unacceptably high prices and those that do not perform the necessary work are cut off from all variety.
Then it is worth calling those who interested car services and clarify the cost of work, the terms of its implementation, whether there is a guarantee for the services provided and the available spare parts. After that, you can visit the car services remaining in the list to personally evaluate what the level of organization of work, technical capabilities (for example, whether there are special equipment for computer diagnostics, lifts), chat with staff and, if possible, with the owner of the workshop. At this stage of the search, it should also be clarified whether an agreement is concluded that will protect the interests of the car owner in case of various disputed situations.
And the last one should pay attention to is cleanliness in the building of the car service and near it.
Before making a final decision on the choice of a car service, it is necessary to solve all financial issues, discuss possible problems.
After such a check, the ability to make a mistake in choosing will be a minimum.