Many Sacramento drivers dread bringing in their Honda for a repair. When something goes wrong with your Honda, it seems like just the tip of the iceberg as you begin the long and expensive journey of getting your vehicle repaired. This is why it’s so important to ensure you are asking the right questions before and during the repair process to save yourself time, money and headaches. While being without a vehicle may spark some urgency, it’s best to take your time when speaking to a repair technician about your Honda.
1. “Can you show me the problem with my Honda?” While the majority of auto technicians aren’t trying to rob you blind, there are always a few bad apples in the mix. By asking this simple question, you can gauge the reaction of the technician and easily tell if what is being said is the real problem at hand. If you request to see the part that’s no longer working, or to see where it’s failing, you’ll be able to determine if a part replacement is necessary.
2. “How necessary is this repair to my Honda?” While your auto technician may find additional problems with your vehicle, it’s doesn’t necessarily mean the problems are urgent or that they even have any long-term consequences. Ask up front what will happen if those additional repairs are put off. They could range from very simple to very serious. While every part of your Honda is essential to its overall quality, your existing repairs may already be all the cost you can handle.
3. “Which repair for my Honda needs to be done first?” While your Honda may need multiple repairs, you can always ask your auto technician to prioritize the repairs in order of importance. If some of the repairs can wait until a later date, it’s more important to complete the repairs that can get you back on the road.
4. “Can I keep the broken Honda part?” If you already have a bad feeling about the auto shop you’re working with and feel the need to have some tangible proof that they’ve completed what you’ve paid them for, you can always ask to keep the broken Honda part. Not only will this save you from paying for work that wasn’t done, it will also save you from experiencing further problems later on.
The best way to ensure you are receiving a quality Honda repair is by starting with a Sacramento, CA auto repair shop you can trust. At Standard Auto Care, we have decades of experience repairing Hondas and will offer nothing but honesty and transparency throughout the repair process. Our team of auto technicians will answer any questions you may have regarding the repair and will keep you fully informed every step of the way. To speak with an auto technician today and schedule an appointment for your Honda, call us at 916-924-8040 or visit our shop located at 2240 Colfax St Sacramento, CA 95815.