The car is making a noise. You panic! You automatically think you are going to be taken to the cleaners. Okay, take a breath and before you decide to run off to a mechanic, and take a minute or two to consider your options. Just a little bit of forethought and knowledge will get you to where you need to be.
Find the owner’s manual. Information contained in the owner’s manual is indexed and makes it quick to find solutions to the vehicle’s malady. Maybe it’s user error with the plethora of knobs without know-how on the console.
What is the trim of your car? This can tell you a whole lot about your vehicle. Know where your VIN (vehicle identification number) is located on your car. If you need service, you will need to have the VIN number at your fingertips.
Where do you go if you have to take your car to be serviced? Local garage? Dealership? Easy to answer. Dealership. They are trained experts on YOUR vehicle and whatever the issue, they won’t be guessing and they will fix it right the first time.
If you only have time to get to the local garage, make sure the mechanic is A.S.E. certified. These are trained mechanics and can give you better peace of mind that someone capable is working on your car.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about why they are doing something or how something works. You are the customer and should always be learning more about your car.
Always ask for quality manufacturer parts. They may c0st a few bucks more but they will ultimately cost you less in maintenance.
Pine Belt Chevrolet Subaru Chrysler Jeep is the place to go if your car or truck needs service. Come on in. We’ll take care of your car like it was one of our own.
Pine Belt Chevrolet
88 Ocean Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701