What To Know About Auto Repair It can be a very stressful situation when worrying about what company to select
for your auto repair, but so long as you know how to go about this process it could be quite simple. Every company will claim they have the best mechanics and give the best prices, but clearly that is certainly not the case. The easiest method to know that you are receiving the best repair to the lowest price is to take the time to do your homework. Step one to finding the optimum clients are to find the reviews that have been left by past customers. Most likely you have more mechanics in the area than it is possible to count. It can be hard to pick which companies to even can compare to others. Look for a site which gives the method to see their reviews at a general star level. After that you will be able to discover the top 10 companies in your neighborhood. You then should take time to read the reviews that were left by their past clients. Know that there definitely will be negative reviews, regardless of how good the organization is, nevertheless the vast majority must be positive. Try to find negative reviews that share the identical issues, including needing to bring their vehicle back a brief amount of time as it actually was not yet fixed. Any shop should e able to diagnose and repair an automobile the 1st time. From the initial listing of 10 you should be able to narrow it to 3 different companies that are the very best. You can then call each and request when they are willing to give you an estimate cost-free. Should they have made your top 3 list they should be more than willing to do this. That way you can understand what they believe to get the issue in addition to whatever they think it would cost. Upon having quotes from all 3 you may then decide who to use. It might be tempting to determine simply in accordance with the cost, but just how they treat you should also be regarded. Customer support is very important when it comes to auto repair. Should they be prepared to explain everything to you personally and demonstrate they feel you have value then they are truly enthusiastic about obtaining your organization and keeping it. Think about every factor of your interaction prior to you making a determination about which mechanic you imagine is better to service your vehicle. Every auto mechanic will claim that they have the ideal costs, from parts to service, but to be honest they all differ in lots of ways. Take time to investigate how others have felt with regards to their service, what their expenses are and exactly how you personally felt whenever you visited their shop. This is certainly the best way to find a quality auto repair center that can meet your needs and expectations.
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FAQ's Auto Repair
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Starting Issue - Really Confused With This One?
I Own A 1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L 4Cyl 5 Speed Manual With 145,000 Miles On It. At 118,000 I Had The Pulled The Head Off And Had It Repaired And Machined To Spec Since There Were A Few Hairline Cracks In It. Anyway Put It Back Together Using Toyota Gaskets, Seals, Etc. Everything Up To Specs And It Ran And Still Doe’S Runs Great Except At Idle Which Is Just A Hair Rough, But I Am Yet To Replace The Iac Valve.
Went To Start It Up Today After The Car Was Sitting For About Three Days And This Is Where The Problem Started. Turned A Few Times Like It Was Going To Start And Then Started Turning Like There Was No Compression. Turned The Key Back Off And Then On Again And The Same Thing Happened, But Then Finally Started And As Usual Ran Great Like Nothing Happened. Shut It Off And On And It Started Right Back Up No Problems. Drove Back And Forth To Work Again No Problem Starting. To The Store And Back A Few Times And Again No Problem.
The Only Things I Checked So Far Were The Spark Plugs To See If Any Were Loose And They Were Not. Coolant And Oil Levels And Their Colors Were Fine. I Am Yet To Perform A Compression Test To Confirm There Isn’T Any Issues There. Exhaust Is Normal. No Abnormal Noises (Slapping Timing Belt, Etc.) When The Engine Runs And Has Power And Is Smooth At Higher Rpms (Up To 4000 – Don’T Go Above). Now Here Are The Only Things I Think It May Be.
1) When I Went To Start It Up The First Time I Turned The Key Immediately. Maybe This Prevented Fuel To Pressurize In The Rail Since It Was Sitting For A Few Days?
2) Possible Loose Timing Belt Even Though It Was Replaced (Toyota Brand) Along With Belt Tensioners Not That Long Ago And Everything Torqued Up To Spec.
3) Fuel Pump Slowing Going?
4) Open For Suggestions.
Did you make sure you pulled the pin out of the tensioners when you installed the belt. If you forgotten that it would be a lose timming belt. Maybe when the head was redone that gunk is in vacume lines ports and not letting it operate corectly.
Where Is The Best Automotive Repair In Waukesha, Wi?
I Need Some Repair On My Vehicle
Pearl Street Automotive is my first choice for the best Waukesha automotive repair.
They have probably the most affordable rates, excellent quality service, and they even provide repair service on Saturday's and Sunday's if you schedule an appointment for one of those days.
Because I work during the week and need my car then, I scheduled my car repair for drop-off on Saturday. The mechanic completed the work early Sunday morning and I picked my car up later that afternoon.
Very, very great service, quality, and affordability!
Im Trynna Get This 1997 Toyota Camry For 1500 But It Has 276,000 Miles On It But It Pass Smogged Last Month?
Replaced Timing Belt Head Gasket Valve Job And Water Pump Is It Worthed To Buy
1500 is cheap for a camry that is a 1997. My dad has a 89 camry and that has 335,000 miles on it and still runs great! If the car has been well taken care of it should last you a lot longer than 276,000. You can try to get a car fax on it and see if they have any receipts from all the work they did on it. If they just got all that work done on it I would say its a good deal. Toyota's are always going to be worth money. I paid 1500 for a 92 toyota 4x4 truck with no motor in it! and that was a good deal. I wish you luck!
Is The Dealership Responsible For Repairing My Broken Driving Belt Tensioner? I Bought A 2 Year Warranty!?
I Bought A 1996 Honda Accord From Vista Honda Of Ventura, Ca About 2 Months Ago. Since Before Signing My Contract (Which I Had To Resign 4 Different Times, Due To Their Own Personal Mistakes), I Told My Finance Manager, Lee Robison, That I Heard A Knocking Under The Hood And Wanted It Checked Out. He Reassured Me, &Quot;Don'T Worry. It'S All Covered Underneath Your 2 Year/24,000 Mile Warranty.&Quot;
Well, I Had My Fiancée Take My Car In Today For An Oil Change And Full Diagnosis. They Are Saying That My Driving Belt Tensioner Needs To Be Replaced, And That It Isn'T Covered By My Warranty. They Want To Charge Me $300! I Told Him What Lee Robison Said, And He Started Laughing. This Has By Far Been The Worst Car Buying Experience Of My Life. I Ended Up Having To Resign My Contract 4 Times.
The Mechanic Said He Was Going To Ask The Front Office If They Wanted To Cover It, But I Haven'T Heard Back From Him Yet. Any Suggestions On What I Should Do? I'M Not Sure If This Is Covered Under California Lemon Law, As There Have Been No Attempts Of Them Trying To Repair This Part Before (At Least Since I'Ve Owned It).
I Hope Some Of You Can Provide Me With Some Helpful Insight.
If it's not covered under your warranty then its not covered. There is no lemon law on a used car and if there was, that would certainly not qualify.
Bad Customer Care From Ford?
2 Planetary Gears Came Through The Casing Of My Five Year Old Ford Focus....Ford Have Said It'S Not Their Fault And That It'S Probably Due To The Car Being Damaged Previously?! Well Do You Want To Even Have A Look Before You Assume This? Basically This Was A Very Scary Incident And The Car Stopped Dead, I Am So Lucky That I Was Only Crawling In Traffic When This Happened As Usually I Travel On The Motorway...Should This Happen To Someone Else, It Could Kill Them.....But I'M Sure Ford Will Put It Down To The Owner Of The Car And Not Their Faulty Manufacturing!!!!! Anyone Else Had Problems?
Is your car under warranty? No
Did Ford replace the gearbox? No
Does the Focus has any known chronic gearbox problems? No
I don't see how this is Ford's fault. I think you have an overdeveloped sense of entitlement.
For what it's worth, my family has both good and bad experiences with Fords
1995 Ford Windstar (3.8L, 4 speed automatic) Company car
Blew headgaskets @ 36k miles, transmission failed @ 42k miles.
turned back into lease company @ 100k miles
1995 Ford Windstar (3.8L 4 speed automatic) Family car
Blew headgasket @ 98k miles, trasmission failed @ 70k, headgasket failed again @120k miles
sent to the scrap heap @ 120k miles
1998 Ford Windstar (3.8L 4 speed automatic) Company car
Transmission failed @ 80k
turned back into lease company @ 100k miles
2001 Ford Windstar (3.8L , 4 speed automatic) Company car
Transmission failed @ 83k
turned back into lease company @ 100k miles
2003 Ford Windstar (3.8L, 4 speed automatic) Company car
turned back into least company @ 100k miles
Now the Windstars were notorious for head gasket and transmission problems, but most of them were company cars and my dad didn't pay for the repairs, the company did. Coincidentally they now lease Honda and Toyota minivans along with some full sized sedans or mid-sized SUVs.
Personally I've had good luck with Fords, every one of my vehicles has been a Ford
My first vehicle was an old 1974 F-100 with a 6.5L petrol V8, and a 3 speed manual. It had about 140k on the clock when I got it and it was recently sold with around 277k on the clock. It didn't have any major issues.
Then had a 1992 Ford Thunderbird SC with a supercharged 3.8L and a 4 speed automatic. It's only major failing was that it went through front brake rotors with greater than average frequency. I got it when it had about 40k on the clock, I put another 120k on it, then it was passed down to my brother who put another 10k on it before he traded it in on a pickup truck.
Next was a 1995 Ford Bronco with a 5.8L petrol V8 and 4 speed automatic. I got it when it had 36k miles on it. And I just recently sold it with 275k miles on the clock. I had the transmission rebuilt at around the 127k mile mark.
I currently have a 2003 Ford Mustang GT with a supercharged 4.6L V8 and 5 speed manual. I picked it up with 30k on the clock and so far it's been bulletproof even with substantial modification. It currently has about 120k on the clock.
The point is you cannot totally dismiss a company because you had a bad experience, every car company makes a model or two that have chronic reliability problems. I don't think the newer Focus is one of those models though.
Future For Automotive Mechanics?
Is There A Future For This Type Of Job?
-Shortage Of Gas?
-New Tech (Hybrids)
Bonus Question : Diesel/Industrial Technology Or Automotive Technology ... Which Has A Better Future For Jobs?
So long as we have cars we'll need people to fix them. Even electric cars, hybrids, solar, hydrogen, and whatever else you can think of will need maintenance and repair.
As far as better job futures, I really have no idea.
Edit: For what it's worth, my brother went to UTI in Arizona. Got his degree in automotive diagnostics like 15 years ago and had no problem getting a job. He's planning on buying the shop he's been working at all this time, and really loves doing what he does.
Keep in mind you'll be doing whatever you choose for a long time, might as well pick the one you actually like doing the best and deal with the rest as it comes.