Most of us do not have a very good opinion about automotive service technicians. Even when we see them at work, we tend to think that they overcharge for what appears to be simple repair jobs.
The recent Takata airbag recall, which was one of the biggest recalls in automotive history highlighted the importance of the quality of parts even when they are original. As a region in which there is a thriving market for grey and counterfeit parts, consumers in here need to pay close attention to the parts that are used when they get their vehicle serviced or repaired. Some people, in an attempt to boost the performance or looks of their car attempt to soup up their engine and add accessories on their own. This is fine if they have the needed technical knowledge, but in an era when cars and their innards have become increasingly complex, it is better to err on the side of caution and get such work done by professionals who know what they are doing.
In the event that you try to do even a simple paint job and botch it, the repair bills to fix the issue would be bigger than what it would have cost to get the job done in the first place. There is only so much Google can tell you and when it comes to complex issues like those with the brake system, automotive computer repairs and the electrical system, your safety and that of your passengers is on the line.
Taking in your car to an experienced tuner or repair specialist is well worth the expense, especially in view of the fact that if every wire, plug and sensor is not as it should be, you will end up stuck on the roads. The wiring for a reasonably large SUV amounts to a normal adult’s weight. And fiddling with the fuel system is playing with fire. So, keep your hands out of the wiring and the transmission and call the techies in.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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