We hear it all too often that another mechanic can do a major service for $199 or even worse $99! WHAT??!! See this example (business name and details blocked out due to their privacy.
So why don’t we do major services or even like that wording……
- The mechanics that will offer a major service, each and every single one of them will class a major service as some different. This means that you will get prices ranging from $200 up to $1000!
- Why would you want to spend money on things that don’t need replacing? We don’t see the sense in replacing something like your brake fluid if we can test it, check it and confirm that it is in good condition!
- The safety checks that we carry out here at Ipswich City Mechanical are the same with every service we do, general, new car, out of warranty, purchase checks!! EVERY service our checks are so thorough we will be able to let you know exactly what does (and doesn’t) need replacing without wasting your money on unnecessary items that someone may quote you for a major service.
So what do we recommend?
We like to recommend a minor (or general) service with the thorough safety inspection AND a report for you on anything that may need in the order of most important to least important especially if we haven’t seen your car before.
AND we will also include photos where possible.
AND a video link to help with any explanation of the work if you need further understanding.
This way you know what exactly needs to be done, when and how much. AND this helps you to budget and not spend unnecessary money where it is not most urgently required.
Now doesn’t this make sense?
DON’T get caught up with the shop-a-docket specials, they are ALWAYS too good to be true!
Have an awesome day!