What you should know about repairing and servicing your vehicles
Helpful tips from Don’s Pro Tech Automotive
March 28, 2020
There are some things you should know about repairing and servicing today’s vehicles. First and foremost, Don’s Pro Technology Automotive Repair cares about you and your family’s safety. Your business is really appreciated as it is independently owned and operated and Don and his staff have worked hard to build a great reputation within our community.
Today’s vehicles can be really difficult to diagnosis and repair. The days of shade tree mechanics are long gone. The majority of automotive repair systems are computerized. It takes a lot of training and very expensive equipment to properly diagnose and repair modern vehicles. As a consumer, you should know that just knowing what a code is will not determine what is wrong with your vehicle. Therefore, if you’re getting advice from friends or some parts store organizations, you just end up throwing parts on your vehicle that cost you money and don’t fix the problem.
The technicians at Don’s Pro Technology Automotive Repair need extensive computer training – not just how to run the diagnostic systems, but also searching for the right parts, networking with other technicians to help them with a difficult problem and pulling together a job order that makes sure that each step of the process is addressed.
The threshold for getting started as a technician gets higher all the time and there is a huge commitment to on-going training every year. This training takes time and money. It contributes to the costs of a repair business to operate. It has been no small time or financial commitment for Don’s Pro Technology to develop four ASE Certified Master Technicians. The average person also may not realize the business and environmental regulations with which Don’s Pro Technology Automotive Repair must comply. Of course that costs money too. Like any business, overhead is a big factor.
When you go into a restaurant you don’t value the meal by what the food would cost at the grocery store. The restaurant has rent, wages, insurance, taxes, utilities, professional fees, equipment, supplies – you get the picture. The restaurant has to charge enough to not only pay for the ingredients, but for all these other things as well while making enough profit to remain in business. If you value the meal and are satisfied with your dining experience, you’ll come back and tell your friends.
It’s the same for Don’s Pro Technology Automotive Repair. The value of their service is not the cost of the parts they replace, but in your satisfaction with the results. If they deliver a good product at a fair price, customers are happy to see them succeed as a business. This is why a good repair business will charge you for diagnostics, as they want to make sure that you save money in the long run by addressing the actual needs of the vehicle in order to properly repair it.
Remember that your vehicle is a machine and therefore needs maintenance in order to prevent costly repairs. Make sure that you have all your vehicles maintained at Don’s Pro Technology Automotive Repair. They can also maintain your new vehicle warranty by making sure that you follow all the maintenance your vehicle manufacturer requires in order for the warranty to remain in place…, again, saving you money in the long run.