Automotive Detective Work in Tiffin
April 28, 2019
There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Tiffin. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something goes wrong. As with human diagnoses, a specific symptom may be indicative of a number of problems, and figuring out the specific cause takes training and experience.
Sometimes the diagnosis of your vehicle's trouble comes down to a matter of trial-and-error. This can be frustrating for Tiffin drivers because time and money are on the line. You may feel you should only be paying for repair work. Of course, you only want to pay for the right repair – and a proper diagnosis is part of getting it right. Like at the doctor's office — some of what you pay for is the doctor's time and effort to figure out what's wrong with you, not for the actual cure.
The good news is that Tiffin drivers can do a lot to help out their friendly and knowledgeable service advisors at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus in figuring out what's wrong with their vehicle. Again, the medical office is a good analogy. The more information you can give your doctor about where it hurts, when it hurts and how it hurts, the more quickly he will be able to help you. In the same way, the more you can tell your Courtesy Auto Repair Plus service technician about when the problem occurs, what is sounds like, how often it occurs, where it occurs, etc., the more efficiently he will be able to get you back on the road.
Good preventive maintenance goes a long way to keeping your car out of a Tiffin repair shop, but if you need to get it , good communication will get you back on the road quickly.
Courtesy Auto Repair Plus
967 Bon Air Ave
Tiffin, Ohio 44883
More articles from Courtesy Auto Repair Plus
Automotive Tips from Courtesy Auto Repair Plus: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced
March 26, 2023
The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Tiffin drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expens... More
Give me a Brake (Light)!
March 19, 2023
If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... More
Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)
March 12, 2023
You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe driving. While new electronic devices are helping drivers be ... More