#1: First try to understand basics of car
Learn the basics about your car - like Battery, Warnings, about tires, Shocks, oil, ignition, breaks etc.
#2: If new car, recommended to service with you car dealer
If its a new car under warranty, it's always recommended to service your car at your own dealership.
#1 :- You can expect to get great service & skilled work from trained technicians.
#2 :- Dealers best interest will be to keep you satisfied, so that when the warranty ends
you will be one of their customer for lifetime.
#3: Ask friends suggestion for best car services in your locality
Your friends, family, and colleagues have cars, and have to get them serviced somewhere. If they are happy with the service their car service, you can go for their car services. If its difficult to check with each friend about the car service they use, logon to www.revaalo.com & check reviews about the car services your friend has used.
www.revalo.com has tieup with the service station owners & the owners will reply for your good review
& also try to take corrective action if the review is negative.
#4: Know what you're talking about
Like anything in life, if you know what you're talking about, nobody will try to take advantage of you. Mechanics won't intimidate you or try to sell you unnecessary services and pieces if you know what you're dealing with."Do some research about services".
#5: Keep all your documents/receipts of repairs done
Keeping records and repair bills will definitely help you when it's time to negotiate what work needs to be done. For example, if you had your turbo replaced a month ago and your mechanic tells you they have to be replaced again, you'll have written proof stating otherwise. It's a great backup to ensure that you don't get taken for a ride.
Keeping past records will also show that you care about your vehicle and know about your car's mechanics.
Official repair receipts are also extremely important when the time to trade in your car arrives. They can be used for leverage when it's time to find a settlement price.
#6: Ask questions?
Ask every question you can think of. The mechanic should answer all of them and without attitude. If the mechanic blows you off, acts put out by talking to you, or doesn’t break down complicated concepts, don’t give him your business. It’s your money, you need to know where it’s going and why.
"A good mechanic will save you money", but that isn’t the only way to save on car expenses.
#7: Car parts repaired or replaced?
Ask parts were replaced, when, and for what reason. Knowing this information will help you understand what future parts you may need to fix or replace.
What you should know about the parts to be repaired or replaced?
- New or Re-manufactured, rebuilt and reconditioned or Salvage
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