Most Americans are very dependent upon their vehicles to get them to work and run errands. Thus, it can be a major catastrophe when your car breaks down. When this happens, you want a quick, reliable fix without the auto shop overcharging you. Hence, you’ll want to get a car repair quote showing you the price for parts and labor.
Why Do I Need A Car Repair Quote?
When your car breaks down, you want your vehicle fixed right and you want to know your cost upfront. Moreover, you don’t want any unnecessary extra charges added later on to inflate your bill. This is why it’s important to get a written estimate before work begins on your car.
Specifically, NC law protects consumers by requiring auto shops to provide a written estimate for repairs over $350.00. The written car repair quote must contain certain elements:
- Price and quality of parts
- Cost and amount of time for labor
- Any necessary diagnostics
- Any extra services incidental to the repair
Typically, an estimate won’t bind you and you’re free to seek estimates elsewhere. Often, estimates for the same job can vary greatly. Sometimes this may be due to the quality of parts. Replacement parts may be original equipment manufactured, new aftermarket, remanufactured, or salvaged.
However, once you sign the estimate, you authorize the shop to repair your automobile. Nevertheless, you have the right to examine any of your car’s old parts after servicing. Additionally, the shop must seek your permission should repair costs soar to more than 10% of the original quote.
How Do I Find A Reputable Repair Shop?
Inevitably, at some point in your car’s life, you will need some type of repair. Car engines suffer from wear and tear and eventually, parts need replacing. Admittedly, it’s best to test a shop on a simple maintenance task. This way you can evaluate their service before facing a major repair.
Nevertheless, you still must find a mechanic you can trust. One way to do this is to ask family and friends for referrals. Additionally, you can use the internet to check BBB ratings and listing directories. Moreover, you should verify the shop has ASE-certified mechanics.
For over 2 decades, Havoline® Xpress Lube of Kernersville has been serving the local community and surrounding areas. Our technicians can perform over 30 common repairs. Likewise, our customers love our value-driven service delivered in an inviting, friendly environment.
Plus, we employ 4 ASE-certified mechanics along with 5 NC Inspection technicians. Xpress Lube has an A+ rating from the BBB. Similarly, Yelp, a popular online directory, lists our auto repair shop as one of the top 10 in Kernersville.
We’re More Than Just A Repair Shop!
Similarly to delaying preventative maintenance, many car owners ignore the outside of their car. This is unfortunate because a deteriorating exterior can devalue your car. Mother Nature can be particularly harsh on your car’s paint finish.
Fortunately, routine washing and waxing your car can help protect your automobile’s exterior. Better yet, we make it easy with our Xpress Lube Turbo Wash. Our ultra-soft brushes and recycled water will wipe away dirt and grime without harming your paint.
Notably, we use premium brands such as Armor-All®, Rain•X®, and Black Magic® to give your car a great shine. With several convenient ways to pay, we make it easy to take care of your car.
FAQs About Your Vehicle’s Maintenance And Repairs
Finding the right auto repair shop is as important to us as it is to you. Thus, we’ve put together some of our more commonly asked questions to help you. If you have any other questions, please call us at 336-993-7697.
Can You Service And Repair Foreign Cars?
We’re a full-service automotive center handling both domestic and foreign vehicles. This includes SUVs, trucks, and fleet vehicles. Moreover, we can perform required NC State Inspections. Plus, we deliver our service at competitive prices you’ll love.
How Long Will It Take To Service My Vehicle?
Ultimately, each automaker configures its engine design in different ways. Car engines can be inline, V, or horizontally opposed. Certain engine configurations can require more time for servicing. Furthermore, some repairs take longer than others. Thus, we can’t give a generalized time frame without looking at the engine and required servicing.
If you’re in a hurry, we suggest you schedule an appointment by clicking here or calling us at 336-993-7697. After looking over your engine and diagnosing your issue, we’ll give you a time frame for completion. Of course, we also accept walk-ins.
Can Preventative Maintenance Avoid Costly Repairs?
Unfortunately, many car owners delay routine maintenance thinking they can save a few bucks. Or some may feel it’s impossible to squeeze in one more appointment.
However, procrastinating for even a short time on servicing your car can result in costing you more. First, you increase the likelihood of your car breaking down. Moreover, you decrease your fuel efficiency. Finally, failing to perform routine maintenance can lead to safety issues increasing your chance of an accident.
At Xpress Lube, we understand you lead a busy life. That’s why we work hard to get you back on the road quickly while performing quality service. For example, when we complete an oil change, we’ll also perform a courtesy check on the following components:
- Air filter
- Brake fluid
- Power steering fluid
- Automatic transmission fluid
If anything needs changing or your fluids are low, we can take care of it right away. We’ll also be happy to review the timetable for changing these components. We’re always happy to take the time to answer all your questions!
At Havoline® Xpress Lube of Kernersville, we’re friendly, courteous, and fast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for some helpful tips on maintaining your vehicle.