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To keep or to trade in? That is the question!

To keep or to trade in? That is the question!

    Do I fix it or do I get rid of it?  Which is better for the bank account and\or peace of mind?  This can be a very complicated issue indeed.  On one hand you have a car that is paid for and the thought of a car note makes you sick.  On the other hand the uncertainty of having a reliable vehicle worries you to death.  Will your old clunker leave you stranded somewhere?       There is a fine line in where it is more painful to keep an old pile of junk that you are constantly fixing.  The truth is it actually is cheaper to keep'em.  Vehicles from the late nineties onward are built much better than the vehicles were in the days of yore.  There was a time when a vehicle with 100,000 miles on it was completely worn out.  Modern vehicles are at their half-life at 100,000 - 150,000 miles.  With proper maintenance it is easy to drive a modern vehicle to the 300,000 mile mark.  In our experience the lifespa ... read more

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Why is there a diagnostic fee? You charge me just to look at it?

Why is there a diagnostic fee? You charge me just to look at it?

We hear these questions all the time. Mechanics are just ripping you off right?  The short answer: Testing saves you money and from receiving a headache.  The long answer: We take immense pride in the work we do. The only way to properly fix a vehicle is to properly determine what is causing the malfunction, no guesswork. Bringing it back 3-4 times paying for separate repairs that may or may not fix the concern you brought it in for is unacceptable. We spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on equipment, software, and training to make sure that when you leave, you leave in a better condition than when you came.  The photo shows a truck with a misfire that was brought to us after somebody else replaced hundreds on parts without fixing the issue. We scoped the injector and found it had no mechanical movement inside within 1 hour. Fixed the first time with a happy customer!  

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