Truck shops specialize in truck repair. Some of the shops offer machining services, while others don’t. According to Statista, by 2024, the machine shop industry will be valued at about $37.4 billion. Likewise, some shops can work on some trucks but can’t work on all types of trucks. You should ask your local truck shops three questions before you leave your truck in their care.
1. How Much Will the Repair Cost?
Shopping around for a good deal when you need truck repairs is fine but keep this in mind. The lowest cost is not always the best value. You should consider the experience of truck shops, the reputation of the shop, and the services they provide as part of the price quote. Don’t get stuck on the lowest price possible or you risk getting the quality repairs you need. It’s better to consider the big picture to find the best deal.
2. How Long Will the Repairs Take?
Once you find a shop that meets the right criteria with the right experience in making the repairs you need and a strong reputation for delivering the work as promised, you need to ask how long the repairs will take. Reliable truck shops are in high demand. Knowing how long you can expect to be without your truck is important. A solid ballpark estimate of the time it will take to make the repairs will help with planning.
3. What Happens if Something Else Goes Wrong?
Let’s say you take your truck to the truck shop for diagnostics, and the mechanic diagnoses the problem. You come to terms with repairs, but what if something else is wrong with the truck? How is that handled? Typically, truck shops know what they’re doing. They’re usually right on target if they say that something specific is wrong with your truck. However, there are rare occasions when one thing is repaired, only to find that something else is wrong. Always trust a professional’s judgment when it comes to repairs. They are professionals for a reason!
Asking the right questions is essential to being on the same page. The right shop will be happy to answer all your questions and be transparent with the answers. Contact us today at Associated Fuel Systems Inc.