Automotive technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. Many older parts have been rendered obsolete, and our cars now include vast amounts of computer and sensor technology. However, this can be problematic if you need auto repair for an older car. Because of the rapid changes in auto repair, dealers in particular are often ill prepared to repair older cars. Fortunately, you can rely on an independent mechanic. Here are the benefits of having your older car served at an independent mechanic.
Because of the rapid rate of change in the auto repair industry, repairing old cars often requires a totally different skill set than that required for repairing new cars. If you go to a shop that is only experienced in repairing new cars, however, they may not be able to repair your car properly. This could result in more costs down the road. If you find an independent auto repair shop that specializes in old cars, on the other hand, they will have a much better idea about the problems with your car and will be better equipped to solve the problem.
When you take an old car to a dealer repair shop, you will end up paying more than you should. For one, they often have to place special orders for parts they don’t carry in inventory. In addition, they will charge you extra for diagnosis since they will run a more comprehensive test that is designed for newer cars. An independent mechanic who specializes in older cars is more likely to have the parts you need on hand. Furthermore, because they are familiar with older cars, they will be able to quickly diagnose the issue and give you a fair quote for the repairs.
If you have any further questions about the benefits of having your older car served at an independent mechanic’s shop, call Casey Automotive at (866) 709-3522.