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Usually garage keepers liability will cover the vehicle, but if not the other insurance company is still on the hook for at least the cost of the repair
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Here is the answer to this question, although it was askedpreviously. (My responses are in parenthesis as I am sure that thiswas copied from another site, as there is a lot of… missing commonsense) Here are some tips to consider before you start, when you're at thecar repair shop, and after the car repair. Read your owner's manual to become familiar with your vehicle andfollow the manufacturer's suggested service schedule. (Don't alwaystrust the owner's manual or manufacturer, people that work on thecars for a living can sometimes advise you more accuratelyregarding your car-if you have an experienced place) Start shopping for a repair facility before you need one; you canmake better decisions when you are not rushed or in a panic. Ask friends and associates for their recommendations. Even in thishigh-tech era, old-fashioned word-of-mouth reputation is stillvaluable. (but consider the source) Check with your local consumer organization regarding thereputation of the shop in question. (This is is not alwaysreliable) If possible, arrange for alternate transportation in advance so youwill not feel forced to choose a facility solely on the basis oflocation. Once you choose a repair shop, start off with a minor job; if youare pleased, trust them with more complicated repairs later. (Thisis a lot like saying, if you cut my grass nice, you can put anaddition on my house-does this make sense?) Look for a neat, well-organized facility, with vehicles in theparking lot equal in value to your own (hopfully those kind of carswill be there that day) and modern equipment (do you have any Ideawhat modern equipment is?) in the service bays. Professionally run establishments will have a courteous, helpfulstaff (especially the ones that are trained to build a relationshipto get your trust aka money). The service writer should be willingto answer all of your questions. Feel free to ask for the names of a few customers. Call them. (doyou think they will give the people they have a problem with or theones they don't?) All policies (labor rates, guarantees, methods of payment, etc.)should be posted and/or explained to your satisfaction. Ask if the shop customarily handles your vehicle make and model.Some facilities specialize. (Any truley good mechanic can handlemost any vehicle if they are willing to) Ask if the shop usually does your type of repair, especially if youneed major work. (do you know what major work means?) Look for signs of professionalism in the customer service area:civic and community service awards, membership in the BetterBusiness Bureau, AAA-Approved Auto Repair status, customer serviceawards. (Does this make them a better mechanic or a bettermarketer?) Look for evidence of qualified technicians, such as trade schooldiplomas, certificates of advanced course work, and ASEcertifications - a national standard of technician competence. ( Ihave hired technicians with arm's length of diploma andcerticfications that don't know jack, don't care about your car anddon't car about me or you, conversly there are techs that are veryimpressive that have none of the above. Don't judge a book my it'scover.) The backbone of any shop is the competence of the technicians.(True, this is a key ingredient, but the culture extended from theownership to do the job right and do it honestly is the realbackbone) Keep good records; keep all paperwork. (If the shop is up to speedand honest, they will have everything you do on file and canremember a warrantied part much better than you, especially if youare loyal to them) Reward good service with repeat business. It is mutually beneficialto you and the shop owner to establish a relationship. (but onoccasion get a 2nd opinion to keep them on their toes and tell themthat is why you did it) If the service was not all you expected, don't rush to anothershop. Discuss the problem with the service manager or owner. Givethe business a chance to resolve the problem. Reputable shops valuecustomer feedback and will make a sincere effort to keep yourbusiness. (communication is a key if they are in the wrong theywill take care of it, if they aren't they may still, but be sureyou understand how a problem came about) (I added my comments as a person in the auto repair industry. Iunderstand a lot of aspects about it and think it is important tohelp open up eyes to helping you understand more. Like any industrythere are those that want to take advantage of you, and then thereare those that want to do their job to the best of their abilityand get compensated for it. Many confuse honesty with low price. Itis expensive and time consuming to really know your stuff andoperate a repair facility. You can have two of three things, butnot all three: 1)honesty, 2) cheap, 3) Quality
Answer . As an auto repair shop manager balancing warranty issues can be challenging. First and foremost has to be fairness. If a repair facility performs a repair you sho…uld always ask about the warranty before authorizing the work. Most warranties are pretty standard and cover the parts and labor involved. Any exceptions should be explained by the repair facility representative beforehand. If an installed part fails due to a defect or workmanship and is still within time and mileage requirements of the warranty then it should be repaired by the facility according to the warranty guidelines. If the installed part fails due to an "outside source"; i.e. damage inflicted upon the part that causes the part to fail then it is usually not covered. Let's look at an example: Say Joe's garage put a thermostat in your vehicle 6 months ago. Yesterday your car overheated because of a faulty water pump (leaking, locked pulley, etc.) and now your new thermostat is sticking because the car overheated. Technically that thermostat did not fail of its own accord. It was damaged due to overheating. The point is, find a shop that you are comfortable with. Build a relationship and have them earn your trust. Ask to see faulty parts, get the rep. to explain why the failure occured and if anything could have been done to prevent it. We are no different than doctors, we just work on your car, not your body.
The shop will usually provide the "bigger" or specialized tools. Anything to lift the vehicle, for example. Be it a rack, of some sort, to lift the car, (preffered) flor jacks…, jackstands. Air compresser, and usually diagnostic equipment. That pays for itself in saved labor, and, with some vehicles you cannot even fix them without certain equipment. I always supplied "hazardess equipment", as well. That is usually state mandated. i.e., rubber gloves, respirator, safety glasses. These usually were for liability issues. I always offered an educational program, of some sort. Job related, PASSED course, FULL recompensation. The trade is set up so that you go to school, get out and start on a lube rack, (basics) and progression from there. The tool guys that come around in the trucks will set you up with an account, and you start to build up a lifetime worth of tools, that, they can guide to with, as to what you will need, and when. As you progress up the ladder, your tools will have grown with you. When I lost mine, I had well over $30,000 in my roll away. But, that was acquired over about 30 years. The tool investment will become mandatory, for the trade, however, with those tools, and the knowledge you will gain, and, an entrepeneurial spirit, you will never be hungry......chuck
Yes they are responsible for the vehicle .
There are so many factors that come into play on that question. Are they waiting for parts, are they giving you a deal by working on it in their spare time, were they given wr…ong parts, are they in discrepancy with you, waiting for an agreed upon cash deposit from you, ect. Here is a good rule of thumb I used to use with my tech's. The job should be to the furthest possible point available. If the job is sitting it better be because we are waiting for a part, signature, or something beyond our control. That tech should be on that job. If there is another car in his stall, it comes 2nd to the original job. It is ok to start, even finish another job as long as all possible work is completed on 1st vehicle. That means having the gaskets scraped before the new part gets there, not after. If the guy gave you a pick up date, he should meet it or have a good reason. Only allow 1 excuse per car, per repair.
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I am no auto shop owner but as to how I observe, to be an auto repair shop owner, you should be passionate about cars. It's not helpful that you're just knowledgeable about ca…rs and repairs. It is more important that you love what you're doing. It's no easy job. You can get pissed off at any time due to difficulty in doing repairs and stuffs but if you love what you're doing, you'll figure out a way to do it with ease. You should also be flexible and adept in the different techniques that will lessen the load of your job.
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not in the U.S. don't know about other countries It can't be repossessed as far as I know, but the mechanic can place a mechanic's lien on the car in most, if not all U.S. st…ates.
The best way to find out if an auto repair shop is good is to ask people from the area. Word of mouth can make or break a business and if they do shoddy work or cheat people o…ut of money, people will be more than happy to honestly tell you that.
To become an auto repair shop owner you will need to have training in that field. You will also need to create name and get a business license. You will then need to rent or p…urchase a shop for you to do all of your work.
Yes, they have to in order to stay in business.
There are currently 1,091 auto repair shops open throughout the state of Minnesota.
It would have been great if you would have mentioned the area as well. I got some impressing denting and painting work done by a place called Carstar. They have shops at n…umerous places. You can also search a Carstar store near your home through this link carstar.ca/store-locator. I hope the link would work for you.