With today’s vehicles becoming more complex and sophisticated, falling behind on important maintenance in a vehicle can really cause some major problems with some unexpected repair bills.
When you bring a vehicle to Honest Wrenches Automotive Repair, we always follow our 300% rule. What is that rule you may ask? 100% of the cars that come into our service centers will get inspected 100% of the time. We will estimate those findings and present them to you 100% of the time.
We do this, not to sell you something, but to ensure you are always fully aware of the condition of your vehicle and the investment required to get it back up to safe and reliable condition. It’s then up to you whether or not you want to do any of it at all.
So, now we have to figure out whether or not you should keep your vehicle or not once you get the inspection report. Some people might look at that inspection report and go ‘yup, I knew that was going to happen. I haven’t really taken great care of this car so it’s probably due’. Or, if you have taken it to a dealership or a quick-lube service that doesn’t inspect vehicles, it might be shocking to get the news. Either way, you might feel like giving up and just getting a new car. That’s easy to do, you just take your car to the dealership and trade it in for another new to you car. However, it’s important to think about the conditions of these cars and why their former owner got rid of that vehicle you’re thinking about buying. Someone likely told the last owner the same thing that you were told, which is why you got rid of your car. So, what our advisors see is a vicious cycle of people getting rid of a car and buying someone else’s problem.