- Risks of Having Your Japanese Car Serviced by Someone Who Isn’t Qualified
As a Honda owner, you know how important it is to keep your vehicle running smoothly, and how getting it regularly serviced is crucial for your car’s upkeep. However, getting your vehicle regularly serviced isn’t cheap — especially if you need multiple repairs or run into unexpected problems — so it might sound appealing to save some time or money by going to the nearest low-budget car garage for maintenance. But by doing so, you may be leaving your Honda or other Japanese car in the hands of an unqualified technician. Technicians without enough background knowledge or experience are often unprepared to do the job well, and furthermore, they may jeopardize your car warranty, or worse, your safety. Below, we’ve outlined some of the dangers of using lower-quality service; take a look to avoid some of these risky situations yourself.
- Non-Honda mechanics may perform poorly or make repairs that are unsafe
There are hundreds of horror stories on the Internet about customers who went in for a minor vehicle repair and ended up spending thousands of dollars on mistakes made in a botched service appointment. If an unqualified technician doesn’t perform a repair or replace a car part correctly, you may also end up driving a car with a faulty engine, brakes, or tires. This can be dangerous and even life-threatening if your vehicle starts to malfunction while you’re driving. Having an experienced mechanic that is well versed on Honda’s and other Japanese vehicles can protect you and your car.
- The prices may not be accurate — or fair.
While some Honda auto repair shops might offer extremely low prices at face value, they may not be giving you an honest quote before they begin working on your car. Unskilled mechanics without the proper licensing may attempt to repair or replace parts too quickly or too slowly, then give you a much higher bill than you were expecting due to post-service fees, use of unnecessary parts, or time expenditures that could have been cut in half with the right technical know-how. It is also important to ensure that you Honda mechanic is only using genuine Honda parts when making repairs to your car.
- You may miss the service updates from the manufacturers.
Most mechanics and auto repair shops specialize in the models of just a few car makers, meaning they know when small software updates are released and can provide their customers with the latest pertinent information. Technicians without enough experience may often lack knowledge when it comes to the newest software releases for Honda models, and therefore will not be able to properly tune up more modern vehicles.
The technicians at LexService are all highly trained ASE-certified technicians, with years of experience with Honda, Lexus, Toyota, and Nissan models. Car owners can be sure that our auto repair technicians will do the best job at the most affordable price, without sacrificing repair quality or our customers’ trust.