High Tech Autos Need High-Tech Repair Shops
December 20, 2013
Some may say that all of the newer model cars of any make could be considered high-tech. They all require computer diagnostics for serious problems. However, you will find many more 'weekend mechanics' working on their American made autos than foreign jobs. Kids grew up watching their fathers do their own oil changes, replace sparkplugs and maybe work on the carburetor on the family car. No father worked on a foreign car unless he was a professional. One wrong move and not only could the auto be damaged further, it could negate any remaining warranty.
There should be no short cuts taken on BMW automotive repair. These are very well made ultimate driving machines and to repair one takes a qualified mechanic who has had and lived the education of working on all the series, not just one or two models. A Beemer owner can find quality repairs at affordable rates. It should not take a second mortgage just to have your BMW oil change.
Owners may find cheap rates at cheap repair shops that advertise they work on foreign and domestic cars. And the same owner may find reasonable rates at shops that are set up to work on foreign models only. Compare it to going to a doctor. There are many fine physicians out there. You suspect you are having appendicitis. But you need to go and find out for sure. Would you pick a dermatologist or an internal medicine physician? They have both attended medical school and are both licensed physicians. Common sense dictates that you pick the one that has a specialty in your predicament.
You may visit the internist and after examination be told that it was just the Mexican food you had eaten. Nothing is wrong with your appendix. That is good news from the expert. When you take your BMW to a BMW repair shop with apprehension and worry that something is very seriously wrong with your car and you are informed that it is something very simple, you know you can trust what you have been told. It is a huge relief!
We are not picking on any one shop or mechanic here, but everyone knows that when a woman takes her car in for something basic like a BMW oil change, some of the fast-and-cheap chains will try and take advantage with the old trick of you also need this and you also need that. A reliable car repair shop will not stoop to these practices. If a belt or any other item is worn and about to break the mechanic will show the part to the male or female customer so they can see the wear themselves. There are no bait and switch tactics for either of the sexes.
Once a Beemer owner finds the right shop that begins to know the car and all its little nuances, that mechanic becomes like a best friend. He will always let you know when it is time for your BMW oil change or any mileage milestone check-up. He can keep your expensive and much-loved auto running smoothly without so much as a hint of a problem. His phone number should have a place of prominence in your little black (or pink) book.
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