You may have had an auto shop experience where the mechanic told you he couldn’t diagnose the problem with your vehicle. The eventual advice was to take your car elsewhere. Motorists are rightfully baffled when an auto shop has difficulty diagnosing problems with an imported car. However, is it really a matter of can’t, or won’t? The truth may surprise you.
Why Repair Shops “Can’t” Diagnose Your Car
Here’s the truth only industry insiders know about: In most instances, they do have the capability of diagnosing problems in your imported car. However, most auto shops only charge for one hour of diagnostics. If they can’t pinpoint the problem within the timeframe, then they’re wasting their time and staff resource. In other words, it’s cutting into their profit margins.
In this scenario, the shop usually instructs you to take your vehicle to the dealership. Repairs from dealerships, though, tend to be far pricier since their technicians usually work on commission. Continue Reading →