Archive for the ‘Auto Repair Tools’ Category
4S shop, auto service chain, the coexistence of the traditional roadside shops, have their own strength and the short,Â Auto maintenance Who should I choose?
Consumption patterns are changing quietly
As the saying goes “one-third of repair, seven dependents,” the conservation of conventional motor vehicles can be seen for the car can have a healthy body is essential to gradually mature the owner of the car to their own care is becoming more and more rational . Have a driving experience over the past 20 years Mr. Zhang told reporters that the century 90s when the bus opened, basic vehicle maintenance in the traditional completion of the roadside shops, then no one to tell you what the maintenance time, and completely by virtue of their cars to explore and experience; in 2003 to buy their own private cars, the one-stop shop 4S standards of after-sales service will not only improve security, more nanny-style reminder service, when the maintenance, and the maintenance of the items, there are professional services; and began last year, a friend introduced to allow Mr. Zhang to experience rapid chain of automobile repair services fast fun Paul.Â Mr Cheung said: “like my car has been passed through the warranty periodÂ , in the yellow hat, turtle Dr. automotive services, such as the driving force for the maintenance of very large chain, where routine maintenance than ordinary cost 4S shops are much cheaper, than the road products repair shop while reassuring, waiting is also a good environment, the most critical is greatly shortened the waiting time. ”
Maintenance of products is the key
Although from the time, the price of automotive service chain model to occupy a certain advantage, but the car is, after all, the bulk of consumer goods, and its parts also have specific characteristics of consumables, as a variety of automotive-oriented brand, car service, automotive service chain and how to solve this problem?
Driving force (China) Automobile chain services manager, told reporters in the Soviet Union, the driving force behind the use of all the various models of the original brand name accessories, such as routine maintenance of oil, air filter, brake oil, gearbox oil is from the unified brand automakers order, that is, the driving force in the automotive maintenance and replacement of 4S shops are the same products.Â But the difference is that the current chain of auto body parts service price relative economic, and basic working hours are free of charge, so compared to the price of maintenance here 4S shop charges only 60% ~ 70%.
Â And the driving force behind different, Zhengzhou Anji chose yellow hat is well-known brand of automobile supplies. Future generations of their manager Lee told reporters, yellow hat is derived from the Japanese automotive service chain organizations, products used in automobiles for Shell, Mobil, Castrol and other international brands, from the quality of products is completely reliable in terms of and owners in accordance with the different seasons and geographical selection. As for the routine maintenance of motor vehicles in the wearing parts, the yellow hat’s products are specific to different model specifications for the use of accessories, parts can be perfectly matched with the models.Â But Lee said future generations, conventional maintenance and general automotive repair services can choose a chain model, in terms of price or time that the owner can reduce the burden, but the depth of the proposed maintenance of the vehicle owner or the choice of car 4S shop.
4S shop quickly to seize the market
Â The reason why the rise of car when 4S shop soon in the traditional roadside shops to seize market share because of their professional after-sales service quality waiting environment is also an important factor in winning.Â Colleges and universities in the work of a Miss Liu said: “Now people buy a car needs to enhance the quality of life, quality waiting environment is also part of life. Every time after a repair shop from the street and sees the ground, there is room to operate thick layer of oil, but also rarely have a dedicated waiting area. 4S car shops and auto service chain as a result of large-scale, so the aspect of human nature are in place have done, such as the waiting area is equipped with audio-visual system, Internet area such as entertainment, this is generally the owner of one of the reasons to choose. “
An auto maintenance log is worthwhile if you want to keep up on routine procedures, provide a record of repairs, and help your mechanic stay informed on the status of your engine. Oil changes, tire rotations, or a rebuilt transmission would all go on your auto maintenance log. It functions as documentation of tune-ups, accidents, and more significant repairs.
Every vehicle requires specific maintenance at certain times, usually determined by the mileage on your odometer. Sticking to the schedule set in your car’s manual may seem like constant up-keep, but it will save you in headaches and repairs later on. An auto maintenance log helps you to write down each visit to the lube shop so you always know when to schedule your next appointment.
Secondly, an auto maintenance log will prove worthwhile if you happen to do some of your tune ups yourself. Perhaps you change your own oil, check the levels in your battery, and refill your transmission fluid. This may seem simple to you, but keep in mind that you don’t have any official receipt for this valuable work. Write those checkups down in a log and you now have a reliable record.
One of the brake lights on my car burned out. I looked in the trunk for a way to pull out the old bulb and replace it, but I didn’t see any wires or sockets, so I left it up to the garage man to do the job.
That reminded me of the way it was 65 years ago when I began owning, driving and maintaining my own car. Changing light bulbs was only one of the many things drivers did routinely. My first car didn’t have a backup light, so I installed one. All it took was the light fixture, a switch and some wire. Of course, I had to remember to turn it on before backing up and to turn it off afterwards. Read the rest of this entry »
If you own a vehicle that has broken down in Merced, there’s a pretty good chance the part used to fix it came from the 15th Street warehouse of 50-year-old TBA Auto Parts — Tires, Batteries and Accessories.
The business, opened in 1958, began as a one-man operation when it was opened by Bob William. But within a year, his son-in-law, Ed Keegan, joined William delivering parts from the back of a truck.
Back then, says Keegan, 69, they had no cash register or computers, and could find pretty much any part a customer needed without the aid of a book or computer. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t play around when you’re replacing a gasket.Â Most gaskets can’t be reused, so little bits of the old gasket stuck to your part is clearly a no-no. A proper gasket scraper will clean all of the old gasket from the very important mating surface of the parts without harming the metal.