What Your Mechanics Wish You Would Do Before Bringing Your Car In

After more than 40 years of offering auto repair and maintenance to Phoenicians, it’s safe to say our ASE-certified mechanics and technicians have seen — and fixed — a lot.

The Auto Shop is founded on being a helpful resource to our customers combined with offering high quality vehicle repair and maintenance at affordable prices. That being said, there are also some things you can do to make our lives a little easier if the time comes to bring your vehicle in.

First off, we know not everyone has the time to, but cleaning out the interior of your vehicle is always appreciated! It makes getting everything in order that much easier, especially if a repair involves taking any component of your vehicle’s interior apart.

Second off, it never hurts to have your car washed too! This one isn’t nearly as much of a big deal, but it can keep a lot of mud and dirt from being tracked in and out of your vehicle, or especially while our crew handles repairs in and out of your vehicle’s undercarriage or engine bay.

Another thing that can go a long way for your mechanic is having your engine bay either steam-cleaned or power washed. We want to caution you a little on this one though: getting water in spark plug wells, in an alternator or battery or on other electric components can seriously damage the operation of your vehicle, but if you go through the proper steps to cover these vulnerable parts of your engine up and are careful with your water, along with allowing everything to dry out completely it can make even your next oil change a snap.

Lastly, be transparent! Your mechanics will always appreciate you letting them know if your vehicle has an issue to look out for outside of why you may have brought it in. It helps them hone in on the root of what might be causing problems without being distracted by what all else might be plaguing your vehicle.

At the end of the day The Auto Shop is always going to be able to handle whatever your vehicle might try to throw at you, but we always appreciate our customers being as considerate as we try to be with your car or truck.

Give us a call at (602) 256-6164 today for a fast and friendly quote the next time something goes awry on your vehicle!

If you’re looking for mechanics in downtown Phoenix, call the The Auto Shop at (602) 256-6164 or Schedule an Appointment. With more than four decades of service to our community, we’re happy to discuss your auto repair needs and provide a solution.

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