What do you want to do on your next day off? Maybe you envision spending your weekend at the beach or by the pool. Perhaps, you want to unwind by watching your favorite movie or reading a good book. Better yet, you may have another hobby in mind. I bet you didn’t say, “I want to do vehicle maintenance all day!” Sure, scheduling your automotive Kernersville NC services is a necessary part of owning a car. That doesn’t mean we have to enjoy it!
Here at Kernersville Auto Center, we know that your free time is valuable. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you finish car care and repairs as quickly as possible – all without sacrificing quality. Use these five tips to get back to relaxing faster.
Schedule Your Services Instead of Walking In
Like many auto shops, we schedule maintenance for our customers as well as accepting walk-ins. However, if you walk in instead of scheduling, you’re probably going to wait longer. On our busiest days, you could wait a lot longer. By scheduling, you secure your place in line. Click here to book your appointment.
If you must walk in, we suggest being first in line. Throughout the day, the line of people waiting will grow. Get to our shop bright and early for faster service.
Choose Your Service Days Wisely
We are busiest on certain days. If you have a flexible schedule, you’ll get faster service on “off” days, such as during the week versus a Saturday. Of course, we provide fast, quality service every day of the week! However, you’ll wait in line for a shorter length of time if you walk in on a weekday.
Keep in mind that people also tend to bring in their car for vehicle inspection during the end of the month, when they are close to their deadline. If you are due for your North Carolina vehicle inspection, come earlier in the month instead.
Get on a Maintenance Schedule to “Bundle” Your Services
There are certain maintenance tasks you need to do regularly, such as changing your oil and rotating your tires. We recommend getting on a maintenance schedule that makes sense. In other words, instead of scheduling one service in May, another service in June, and yet another service in July, see if you can safely “bundle” your services to get them all done at the same time.
If you aren’t sure what your vehicle needs, we can help. Our experienced team can design a car maintenance and tune-up plan based on your specific vehicle. Our goal is to get you in and out fast, so we can help you schedule all your maintenance on one day.
Remember, scheduling preventative care is typically easier and faster than car repair. It might be tempting to put it off. However, you’ll spend more time in our shop, waiting for your car, if we have to fix a major issue.
As soon as you notice anything strange, book an appointment with our team. This includes weird noises, unusual “pulling” as you drive, dashboard lights, and anything else that just feels off. No problem is too big or small for us to fix.
Drop Off Your Vehicle
While you can wait for your car during maintenance, you can also simply drop it off. We’ll handle the maintenance and call you when it is done. In the meantime, you can finish your other daily errands.
If you do want to wait, consider bringing a book, laptop, or other device to make the most of your time waiting. We are also close enough to walk to a few nearby businesses, including restaurants. So, you could consider dropping off your vehicle and having lunch while our technicians perform your maintenance or repairs.
Work with a Automotive Kernersville NC Team You Trust
Of course, you’ll spend less time waiting for car maintenance and car repair if you take your vehicle to an auto shop you trust. Sometimes fast service means that you sacrifice quality. Here are a few things to consider when choosing an auto shop:
- Are the technicians experienced and ASE-certified?
- Does the shop have good reviews from clients?
- Is the team willing to talk to you about your car care needs and explain the options in detail?
We recommend choosing a licensed business rather than a backyard shop with mechanics that may not have much experience. Plus, when you bring your car to Kernersville Auto Center, you can swing into our automated car wash as well. When you leave, your car will be performing and looking its best.
FAQs About Vehicle Maintenance
Do you have more questions about your automotive Kernersville NC service? We are happy to help! Here are some of the most common questions we get:
Do I need an oil change or other vehicle maintenance?
Every vehicle is different. In general, you need an oil change every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, depending on the age of the vehicle, the manufacturer’s recommendations, and the type of oil you choose.
How long will my vehicle service take?
Again, it depends. We do our best to get your service done quickly. However, we also don’t cut corners. We make sure maintenance and repairs get done right the first time.
What services does my vehicle need?
Our most popular services include oil changes, brake repair/replacement, and transmission repair/replacement. We can also fix issues with your tires, exhaust, air conditioning, cooling system, steering, fuel system, and more. We’re a one-stop shop for automotive repair and maintenance. You can read more about our services here.
Do you have other questions about your vehicle maintenance? Contact us today. We’d be happy to answer all your questions.